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Let me first say I enjoyed this trail greatly and will be retuning! The parking area is very small maybe enough room for 3 cars.
I could tell the trail had been heavily trafficked however we never saw another person until we returned to the parking lot. I do have a hard time relating this trail to easy. There are certainly several stretches of easy ground, however I think it should be noted that there are at least 10 downed trees in the middle of the trail ranging from small to large. One is so large it's split in half and you have to climb threw it. There is also a boulder cross over that is a little daunting. You do cross over the creek a few times and the rocks were a little sparse if you aren't interested in getting wet feet. I saw several red markings for the trail of you needed them.
The final reward of the falls is awesome. We perched up on one of the large rocks and had lunch while enjoying the sun and the falls. I'm sure people go swimming here when it's warmer. Enjoy!
Go right. The description should say go right. I plan on doing it again because we went to the left of the road to the Big Bradley falls overlook and beyond. It is not marked at all and we just followed the crowd. Who mainly all went the wrong way. Oops. The way we went turned into a barely there trail with lots and of fallen trees. Loads of fun, but not the easy hike we thought we were going on.
Benjamin R. on Little Bradley Falls Trail
Awesome hike! Look for the turnout to the view, but be careful.