Walks in the Woods

community-led hiking series

The first and third Sundays of each month, mid-March through mid November, weather permitting, join SCLT members to explore local favorite walks in the Saluda area. Walks generally last about an hour and a half, and besides showcasing our local treasures, encourage getting folks outside.

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The Details

Walkers meet at the parking lot of the Saluda Library at 2pm. A SCLT member will keep you aware of the terrain of the trail and share their insights about the history, flora, and fauna of the area as they lead each walk.

Prepare for each walk with comfortable shoes (and, where you see an * wear water shoes), a walking stick, water, and a snack. Feel free to bring your field guides and a camera. Please provide any pertinent medical history to you guide. Many of these hikes will access private property. SCLT has obtained the owners' permission to allow you to access these areas that are normally not available to the public. Call ahead to determine whether the hike will welcome four-footed companions.

For more information contact the SCLT office @ 828-749-1560 or

info @saludaclt.org

Sundays at 2PM

View upcoming Walks below or on our Events Calendar



March 17, 2024 2pm

A walk at Adawehi Stewardship Forest in Columbus, to celebrate the spring ephemerals and learn about the ecosystem of a wetland and streamside habitat. The walk will be on flat ground and not last much over an hour, depending on the enthusiasm of the crowd.

Twin Bridges

April 7, 2024 2pm, April 21, 2024 2pm

  • Enjoy this very popular 1-2 hour out and back
  • meander through a beautiful expanse of spring
  • wildflowers and a side view of Melrose Falls.

Old Homeplace #1

May 5, 2024 2pm

  • Stories from the past abound on this easy to
  • moderate 1–2-mile, 2-3 hour walk with multiple
  • paths available. Walkers will get a glimpse of life
  • in the 19 th -century at the Dart-McCutcheon
  • property off Holbert Cove Road that has an old
  • homestead, fields, streams, and water cascades.
  • This walk requires specific permission and not
  • open to the public.

Blue Wall Preserve

May 19, 2024 2pm

Enjoy a 2.7-mile easy one-way hike along the Blue Wall Passage of the Palmetto Trail. The trail boasts two small lakes and a waterfall.


Waters of Camp Creek

June 2, 2024 2pm

Enjoy this short hike and exploration that showcases local flora and fauna. This area has been protected for future generations.

Vaugh Creek

June 16, 2024 2pm

Walk this 1.7-mile out and back trail near Tryon NC. This trail follows the creek featuring a small waterfall, native flora and fauna, a Native American marker tree, and a large culvert at the end of the trail.

Lazy Girl

July 21, 2024 2pm

This is a 1-mile easy walk of about an hour. The trail traverses a stream and connects Esseola Drive through the woods to Laurel Drive in Saluda. This is a great in town option to road walking. No pets on this walk.

Ollies Falls/Missing 40

August 4, 2024 2pm

This 1-mile loop of moderate, wooded trail walking will take about 1-2 hours. The trailhead is located on Pearson Falls Road just above the concrete bridge over the North Pacolet River. The trail is well blazed, kid and pet friendly, and has several easy water crossings.

Green River Cove Trail

August 18, 2024 2pm

Walk along Old Cove Road that went from Saluda to Green River in the 1920’s. The trail follows a stream down to Fish Top Access. The walk will be easy to moderate, occasionally steep, but with great views!

FALL 2024

Henry's Nature Center

September 1, 2024 2pm

Explore the wooded terrain of Henry’s Nature Center on this 2-mile walk that transverses an old home site and the new Pavillion honoring Henry Cart who loved to explore the woods of Saluda NC.

Over Mountain Trail

September 15, 2024 2pm

Walk where our 1780's forefathers, the Revolutionary Patriot militia, journeyed, camped, and crossed the Green River towards Cowpens, SC. A 1.1-mile trail will lead to the Green River where we will explore a bit in the fields and then back to the trailhead to enjoy post-hike fellowship at the covered picnic area.

Old Home Place #2

October 6, 2024 2pm

Explore more of the Old Home Place in Holbert Cove on different trails within the Dart McCutcheon property. You will get a glimpse of life in the 19th century with old homesteads, fields, streams, and water cascades. This walk requires specific permission and not open to the public.

Palmetto Trail/Saluda Mountain

October 20, 2024 2pm

A quiet, moderate out and back walk of approximately 3-miles, 2-hours. This trail will take us to Heatherly Heights Road, with some switch backs and stairs, and back down again. Parking is on the left side of the road at the SC state line.

Cabins in the Cove

November 3, 2024 2pm

Tour a 1920’s restored log cabin, surrounding grounds and trails of nearly 1-mile on adjoining property that feature an early 1900s barn, and small waterfall. See the natural regeneration from the damage of 2018 tropical storm Zeta.

Walks in the Woods Subs

Mary Holman: maryholman2@gmail.com 803-429-5022

Debbie Hahn: debdhahn@gmail.com, 828-749-3388

Ann Dudley: annpdudley@gmail.com, 803-645-5949

Betsy Burdett: puzzlegully@rsnet.org, 828-749-2161

Lin Savage: wncsavages@gmail.com, 749-3906 cell 828-545-3634

Don Clapp: donclapp@gmail.com, 704-750-0411

Carolyn Ashburn: carolynbyrdashburn@gmail.com, 828-773-5159

Chuck Hearon: chearon1942@gmail.com 828-817-0364

Jim Beyer: jambey7@yahoo.com 810-841-7188

Kathy Beyer: luvmyrun@yahoo.com 810-841-7888

Bruce Jayne: brujay43@gmail.com 843.371.8028

Sarah Jayne: sjrose511@gmail.com 843.345.4219

Kay Shurtleff: kshurtleff@msn.com 828-749-9230 or 828-280-3226

Mary Jo Wannamaker: mjwannamaker@gmail.com 803.70.1112

Terri Arrington: tarrington7@gmail.com 828.696.6222

Mark Mitchell:mwm@formdstudios.com 321.696.1302

Don Mason :oomoosen@gmail.com

Ron Williams: wmsbrosinc@gmail.com 540-454-0328

Mark Lauer:marklauer8@gmail.com 828-808-2976

Cheryl Spencer: cheryledspencer1@bellsouth.net