Little Bradley Falls

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1.8 mi
Distance
1 hrs 1 min
Time
terrain
125 ft
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Overview

This is a moderate out and back trail to the picturesque Little Bradley Falls in Green River Gameland of North Carolina. It features a waterfall and two stream crossings. It's most popular in the summertime when the crossings are refreshing and you can wade in the pool at the base of its tiered falls. In the springtime and early summer, mountain laurel is in bloom along the trail.

Getting Started

The trailhead is located off Holbert Cove Road in Saluda, North Carolina. There is parking along the side of the road near the trailhead for Big Bradley Falls. The trail begins at the path that leads up a set of steps, away from the river. The route is marked with red trailblazes.

Taking Children

The two river crossings come up to around an adult's shins and there aren't a full series of rocks that you can hop across. Water shoes or sandals are recommended for the crossings and children may need assistance.



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thomasfmabry 7 years, 3 months ago
Little Bradley Falls
The trail to Little Bradley Falls is easy to reach. From Rich Stevenson's description: From I-26, drive just over 3 miles down Holbert Cove Rd and park in the pull off area on the left. Cross the road and creek on the bridge and look for the 'no camping' sign at what appears to be a trail head. Don't take that, but walk up the bank to the left and pick up the obvious trail that heads up creek. There are now red blazes on trees The trail to Little Bradley Falls is easy to reach. From Rich Stevenson's description: From I-26, drive just over 3 miles down Holbert Cove Rd and park in the pull off area on the left. Cross the road and creek on the bridge and look for the 'no camping' sign at what appears to be a trail head. Don't take that, but walk up the bank to the left and pick up the obvious trail that heads up creek. There are now red blazes on trees. The red blazes help; the lack of trail maintenance does not. Around the small creek crossings not much if any maintenance so safety is needed in those places. And, since the trail up the right side of the falls is quite vertical and muddy, my venture up there produced a little precarious rock scramble to the second tier where a nice profile of the falls can be found. In any event, about a 4.5 mile round trip and beautiful scenery makes this hike a favorite ... it would be tops but for the problematic trail ...
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wcribb 7 years, 3 months ago
Little Bradley Falls
The trail to Little Bradley Falls is easy to reach. From Rich Stevenson's description: From I-26, drive just over 3 miles down Holbert Cove Rd and park in the pull off area on the left. Cross the road and creek on the bridge and look for the 'no camping' sign at what appears to be a trail head. Don't take that, but walk up the bank to the left and pick up the obvious trail that heads up creek. There are now red blazes on trees The trail to Little Bradley Falls is easy to reach. From Rich Stevenson's description: From I-26, drive just over 3 miles down Holbert Cove Rd and park in the pull off area on the left. Cross the road and creek on the bridge and look for the 'no camping' sign at what appears to be a trail head. Don't take that, but walk up the bank to the left and pick up the obvious trail that heads up creek. There are now red blazes on trees. The red blazes help; the lack of trail maintenance does not. Around the small creek crossings not much if any maintenance so safety is needed in those places. And, since the trail up the right side of the falls is quite vertical and muddy, my venture up there produced a little precarious rock scramble to the second tier where a nice profile of the falls can be found. In any event, about a 4.5 mile round trip and beautiful scenery makes this hike a favorite ... it would be tops but for the problematic trail ...
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dansforever 3 years, 6 months ago