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 Caesars Head State Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 7 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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washed out
4 days ago

Beautiful hike.

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off trail
over grown
10 days ago

Somewhat of a bummer. Half the hike is on gravel and open field. Bring extra socks as crossing the river dry twice is pretty impossible. When you reach the woods, the trail is pretty impossible to track. We got about a half mile from the waterfall and completely lost the trail. We had a dog and got a somewhat creepy vibe and saw no one else the entire time. Decided to turn back and were disappointed when we saw photos of the beautiful waterfall on the way home. Between the soaked boots, lack of wooded hike, and clear trail, we have nicknamed this hike bummer trail....we might try again in the spring but not sure it’s worth it!

Good scenic steep trail

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washed out
12 days ago

Our second visit. Gorgeous falls! Trail is seriously eroded and washed out in MANY places along steep banks. As always, it has water crossings but those are fun! Knee deep today. Took my kids (7 and 4) but they are experienced hikers. Not a good trail for Little People learning to hike due to the trail conditions.

Amazing and well worth it. The last crossing I had to take my boots off and cross barefoot as the jump was too far and too risky for me. Stream was flowing hard, the second crossing I got my waterproof boots wet but no problems. Well worth it! Watch for the red circles to guide you

Beautiful trail and not too hard. Can see houses across the River for about the first half of the hike. After about halfway the River comes rushing over large boulders. I took my dogs and was able to let them off leash as I saw only 2 other people. Heard numerous very loud and close gun shots which was a little scary. Also came across a snake right on the trail. Came later in the day so only went about three fourths of the way.

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muddy
over grown
washed out
24 days ago

So first of all, the trailhead is clearly marked which was a little difficult for us to find initially since you have to drive into like a water tubing place to get to the trailhead. You follow a service road for a little ways then stay to the right when it forks then the gravel will turn to dirt. You’ll follow the trail and eventually have to cross the river. Be prepared!!! Some areas were probably more easily passable than others but one of us ended up completely submerged lol!! We never got to the end of the hike to see the falls due to lots of trees being down and we were losing daylight. All in all, it was a pretty easy hike but be prepared for the river crossing. It wasn’t like a little skinny creek...it’s a rushing river with some whitewater and could be dangerous if you’re not careful! I would do this one again and I’d start earlier in the afternoon.

Trail is washed out about 1/4 mile past river crossing. We could not make it to Bradley falls. Good hike otherwise.

Great trail we stopped short for time. Will return.

We did the loop counter-clockwise to get the steepest climbing done while we were fresh. All junctions were marked well with trail signs. Nice views of surrounding peaks and the river since trees are still bare.

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over grown
1 month ago

Fun trail if you are looking for a gauntlet. Trail is not well marked and most of the hikers we met never found the falls. There are red markers taking you through the woods down a short hill to cross a stream. We had fun crawling over and under fallen trees. We successfully completed 2 water crossings. The 3rd which was about 3/4 of the way required jumping farther than my ability. If you are tall or can make a 3’ jump between rocks it may not be an issue for you. Or take off your shoes and get wet, not fun in January

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blowdown
over grown
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Closed for month of January

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Nice trail that goes along the Green River, very beautiful, was muddy in places.

The falls are well worth the hike! Definitely some fallen trees and areas that get a little hairy but the challenge was part of the fun. Have to cross stream twice but the map on All Trails is accurate. I imagine some of the crossings are dryer when there hasn’t been rain. Loved the falls!

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off trail
1 month ago

Great, short hike. Yes, you have to cross a little water and yes there are some washed out areas, but overall it is a short hike with great views. Follow the blue marks on the trail and you’ll see two warning signs at the end. The one on the left is the falls overlook. The one a little farther down is Devils Lookout, where you can see the entirety of the falls.

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muddy
over grown
scramble
1 month ago

Amazing waterfall but trail needs attention. Hardly any markings or signage. Trail starts on the other side of the street from the only sign. A lot of finding a path but very much worth it for the falls.

We went here a few days ago. We were a little hesitant because of the caution signs, but for the most part it wasn't any sketchier than other places we've been. We took off our boots and socks to cross the creek. When you get to the end of the blue, keep going straight for a few yards (looks like a trail, but not marked) and just follow that to the left and it will take you to the overlook. You'll see the downed tree and one more blue mark. We were super careful on the overlook and schooched down the rocks and then crawled nearer the edge to get better views. Pretty views, short hike and pretty easy till you get near the overlook. Editing this to add: A lot of people are saying there are challenging bits, but we didn't come across anything that really screamed "challenge," so I think we may have missed some bits that others did not. For instance, how to get down to the falls is still a mystery to us.

I accidentally took this trail thinking it was Little Bradley Falls. I would not have taken it had I know I would need to wade through the river on New Years Eve... however I am so glad I did. It was short but fun. Yes it’s has a lot of washed out rutted areas, downed trees and not well marked. But if you hike regularly just pay attention. There is blue spray paint on the trees. I carried my blind dog down to the overlook. I was super careful and we did not get close to the edge. The view was amazing. Great adventure to end the year with.

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