Little Bradley Falls Trail

EASY 191 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 good for all skill levels. 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.

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6 days ago

Nice little trail with a few spots that take a little effort to get through.

24 days ago

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1 month ago

Great family hike!!! Wonderful for all ages...

1 month ago

1 month ago

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1 month ago

This short hike was perfect. We just wanted to get out of car and stretch and do short hike. The trail forked towards the waterfall overlook and we were not sure which way to and there were no markings. We asked someone who was on way down and they told us to fork right and overlook up ahead.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

some sticky areas but so worth it!

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2 months ago

Great family friendly hike with enough elevation and terrain change to keep the loop interesting for everyone. The area around the falls had a multitude of large rocks that made for great picnicking with a beautiful 3 step falls to enjoy in the background! There is a pool of water big enough for several kids to play in, but I wouldn't consider it a swimming hole for adults...probably 3-4 foot deep at its max which shallows out rather quickly...cool and refreshing nonetheless!

2 months ago

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Trail is fairly easy. A couple of creek crossings that require rock stepping or into the water. Falls are great. Would be great for swimming at bottom of falls.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Nice trail... some small creeks to pass, water was a little high got one foot wet but that why you wear trail running shoes, they dry super fast. Be careful on some steep narrow trails, had to hold on to my 4yr old son... nice falls at the end. Good family hike.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Easy hike. Trail nicely maintained and well marked. good for families. I was able to take my older dog and she enjoyed soaking in the creek as we neared the trailhead on our way back.