Little Bradley Falls

Saluda, NC
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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This is a moderate, 2-mile round trip trail to a beautiful secluded waterfall.  There are some technical challenges on this trail, including several stream crossings, a boulder field crossing, and navigating over/under multiple downed trees, so use caution with children.  However the payoff is so worth it!  This is a perfect hike for hot summer days, when you can wade in the pool below the falls.
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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, Waterfall, and Wildlife Viewing

There are several stream crossings along this trail, the last of which is knee-deep on adults, with no option but to wade across. Waterproof footwear is highly recommended. There is also a boulder field to cross which can be tough for younger kids. Not recommended for little walkers under 3.

This area is prone to flash flooding, so make sure to check for closures before you attempt this trail.

Trail Contributor

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I joined Hike it Baby in 2014 when my son was just 2 months old.  A year later, I became an Ambassador for the Greenville, SC branch.  I love raising my kids on the trail and meeting so many like-minded families!

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.