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Trails, Lakes, Parks, & More

Whether you want to go on a hike or enjoy the view from Judd's Peak, Saluda offers so many options for the outdoor enthusiast.

Explore some of our favorite places below.

Bradley Nature Preserve

Judd's Peak & Saluda NAture Park

  • 86 Orchard Hill Road >

  • Judd's Peak is an acre look-out spot at the end of Judd's Peak and Orchard Hill roads. This high peak overlooks the mountains, which nestle Saluda. The entrance to Saluda Nature Park is at Judd's Peak.
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Little Bradley Trail

  • Holbert Cove Rd, Saluda >
  • Two mile moderate out and back hike crosses and follows Big Cove Creek, leading to the 50-foot Little Bradley Falls.

Little Park

  • 214 E. Main Street, Saluda >
  • The Little Park was donated to the Saluda Community by the widow and daughters of Robert Little, Jr,. Robert Little grew up in Saluda and never lost his love for Saluda even though he moved away after high school to find work. Retaining this small wooded lot next to Saluda School was his way of not really leaving the place that he loved most.

Missing 40 Trail

  • Pearson's Falls Road > (approximate)

    A trail along the North Pacolet River, is a great place in warm weather for picnicking, relaxing and playing in the water. Access is along Pearsons Falls Road below the tunnel under the railroad tracks. Available all year for use.

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Norman Wilder Forest

  • Highway 176 between Tryon and Saluda >
  • Pacolet Area Conservancy trail located in 185 acres of mature third-growth mixed hardwood on the slopes of Warrior Mountain. Trail has bridges, steps, and loops. Plan on a 2-3 mile hike.

Pearson's Falls ‣

Round Mountain

  • 3521 Howard Gap Road, Saluda >
  • Round Mountain is located on NC 122 (Howard Gap Road) between Warrior Mountain Church and the bridge over I-26. There is a gate across the access road (gravel) beneath the power transmission lines. Parking is available roadside.

Trails of the Green River Game Lands

  • Green River Cove Road, Marion >
  • There are 16 miles of trials in the Green River Game Lands, a rugged tract of more than 10,000 acres along the Green River in Henderson and Polk Counties. Hunting, fishing, and trapping allowed. State owned. Foot travel only.
  • Trailheads on Big Hungry Road and Green River Cove Road.
  • Trail Map

Twin Lakes