Best trails in Saluda, North Carolina

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Looking for a great trail near Saluda, North Carolina? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Table Rock State Park or Jones Gap State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Green River Gameland or Chesnut Ridge Heritage Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Saluda ranging from 1.6 to 13 miles and from 1,017 to 2,214 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Saluda, North Carolina
Top trails (12)
#1 - Little Bradley Falls Trail
Green River Gameland
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 58 m
A nice stream side hike under a canopy of trees, old ruins and a 50 ft waterfall. A lot of users recommend bringing water shoes to cross the creek or be prepared to take off your regular shoes. Please note that the parking lot is the starting point for Big Bradley Falls Trail. You have to walk a smidge further up to the right to find the trail head for Little Bradley Falls Trail. 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.Show more
#2 - Green River Cove Trail
Green River Gameland
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
#3 - Pearson's Falls
Saluda, North Carolina
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 17 m
Pearson's Falls is privately-owned. No pets allowed. Hours: March-October: Every day 10 AM-6 PM (Gate closes at 5 PM). November, December & February: Every day 10 AM-5 PM (Gate closes at 4 PM). Closed the month of January, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission: Adults: $5 each Youth 6-12: $1 each Under 6: freeShow more
#4 - Green River and Bear Branch Loop
Green River Gameland
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
Note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked and there are a lot of switch backs. Show more
#5 - Big Bradley Falls Lower Trail
Green River Gameland
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
Note: As of June 2020, sections of this trail are closed due to treacherous conditions. For more information, please see https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20200601/big-bradley-falls-closed-to-protect-public-after-fatalitiesShow more
#6 - Milton Bradley Falls
Green River Gameland
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
#7 - Pulliam Creek Trail to Green River Cove Trail
Green River Gameland
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 2 m
#8 - Upper Fungi Falls
Green River Gameland
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
NOTE: The land on either side of the road is private property. Park by the gate and walk down the gravel road for about half a mile. Turn left off the trail at a SMALL tree with red double blaze. It’s not an obvious trail. Follow red blazes to a small trail along a ridge until you see the waterfall below. Show more
#9 - Green River and Pulliam Creek Loop
Green River Gameland
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Length: 9.0 mi • Est. 4 h 54 m
#10 - Bear Branch and Green River Bluff Trail
Green River Gameland
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Length: 13.0 mi • Est. 7 h 14 m
Green River trailhead to Bluff Trail. Loop around northern section to Pulliam Creek then back up to the northern section via Bear Branch. Back around east down To Bluff Trail. Note: actually closer to 10.5 miles. Last section cut off of Trail recording. Show more
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