Hiking & Recreation: Saluda
The Palmetto Trail
A section of the Palmetto Mountains to Sea Trail passes through Orchard Lake Campground. The trail map is located in the parking area next to the rear campground exit.
Melrose Mountain Climbing
Located just down the mountain in Tryon, this is a newly developed sport climbing area with easy access from the road.
Missing 40 Trail
A moderate 1 mile loop including two water crossings and a scenic stop at Pacolet Falls. Trail-head and parking are located just outside of downtown Saluda off Pearson Falls Road between the train trestle and the bridge.
Green River Water Flow Information
Check the water flow information before planning your self-guided trip down the Green River!
Pearson Falls Trail
Waterfall and botanical preserve. Admission $5/adult and $1/children
2748 Pearson Falls Road, Saluda, NC 28773
Little Bradley Falls Trail
Enjoy a pleasant hike to a 50ft waterfall. Distance 2 miles one-way (two water crossings). From I26 overpass in Saluda drive 3 miles down Holbert Cove Road. Parking and trail-head will be on the right side of the road. Take the trail sloping up instead of following the trail by the stream.
Hiking & Recreation: Surrounding Area
The Carl Sandburg Home
Take a guided house tour, pet the goats at the bard, or explore beautiful hiking trails at the historical homestead of famous poet Carl Sandburg!
Located just outside of Hendersonville, this is well marked 2mi round trip hike that offers a 360 view of the surrounding mountains and cityscape from a grassy cow pasture at the top! It's a great addition to your visit to Stepp's Orchard during apple season.
Jump Off Rock
Enjoy a scenic panoramic view at the parking lookout or explore hiking trails around the summit.
Chimney Rock State Park
Drive, hike, or ride the elevator to the top of this spectacular rock formation to enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding area!
Pisgah National Forest
Packed with hiking trails, waterfalls, scenic overlooks, river tubing, mountain biking trails, and more, there's something for everyone!
Dupont State Forest
Explore more than 10,000 acres of hiking, mountain biking, and horse trails to behold breathtaking waterfalls and beautiful lakes!
Grab your swimsuit and take a ride down a natural water-slide into water that will take your breath away!
The North Carolina Arboretum
Experience 65 acres of gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails or checkout the exhibits on display!
The Swamp Rabbit Trail
A beautiful greenway connecting Travelers Rest and Greenville, SC great for walkers, runners, bikers, etc! You can access the trail at Sunrift Adventures where bike rentals are also available!
Harmon Field Equestrian Center
Check for upcoming events or enjoy the surrounding trails, tennis courts, and ball fields!