Little Bradley Falls Trail

MODERATE 211 reviews

Little Bradley Falls Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Saluda, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
209 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

A nice stream side hike under a canopy of trees, old ruins and a 50 ft waterfall From the trail head, take the upper trail heading south. There are no signs indicating that this trail will go to Little Bradley Falls. After a very short distance, you will approach a Y in the trail. Keep right while keeping Bradley Creek to your right side. About 1/2 mile in you will cross a stream. Follow the stream into Bradley Creek and cross the creek at this location. After crossing the Bradley Creek you should be able to pick up a trail that heads south on the west side of the creek. All ways keep Bradley Creek to your left if you get disorientated. After about 20 minutes from the creek crossing there will be some old chimney ruins to your left. Stay on the trail until it dead ends into Little Bradley Falls 10 minutes further down the trail. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in this part of North Carolina. Back track out to get back to the parking lot.

2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

This trail is definitely NOT easy! I would rate it Moderate with some Hard spots. Steep rock climb and two stream crossings that require wading are on your path (I uploaded pictures). But waterfall at end is worth it. Bring hand towel to dry feet!

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14 days ago

Good paths, liked in/Out. No placard at trailhead though. pristine nature, virtually no debris. Bring or acquire walking stick. Family enjoyed the water crossings. Perfect 3 hour adventure for the novice hiker. Most beautiful waterfall!

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25 days ago

Was able to do with another family but got lost on the way. Want to do it again to better judge experience.

hiking
27 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Loved it! The trail is mostly flattened mud/dirt with less than 10 "obstacles" (downed trees, water crossings with large rocks). 2 of the water crossings are guaranteed to soak your shoes. Took the dog who had a blast.

Great view of the falls

1 month ago

Great trail. Make sure you go to trail on the Right side of the road. Your hike will start going up a hill (not along creek). Took my 4.5 mo puppy on this and we had a blast. Perfect distance for her.

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1 month ago

Great trail for family and dogs. There are some obstacles but easily manageable. We stayed on main path but noticed a side path, it looked difficult, that led down to a larger waterfall. Probably try that path on next trip.

hiking
1 month ago