Big Bradley Falls-CLOSED - First Peak of the Blue Ridge
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Big Bradley Falls-CLOSED

In spring 2022, The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has temporarily closed the the parking area and trails for maintenance work until the project is complete. Both Big and Little Bradley Falls Trails are impacted and inaccessible until further notice. Read More Below
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Status: CLOSED

March 2022 UPDATE:  https://www.ncwildlife.org/Connect-With-Us/NCWRC-Operations-Closings-and-Alerts

The Big Bradley Falls Trail on the Green River Game Lands remains closed.The Bradley Falls Trail leads to areas that could be dangerous, particularly with increased congregations of people. This area is potentially dangerous as there is no safe view of Big Bradley Falls from the trail, which has resulted in eight fatal accidents since 2000. Entry into the Temporary Restricted Zone will be prohibited without first obtaining written approval from the Commission, which can be requested by calling 919-707-0150 or sending an email to gamelands@ncwildlife.org. Anyone who accesses the area without prior written approval could be charged with a Class 3 Misdemeanor, which carries a fine of $25 and additional court costs.

https://www.ncwildlife.org/News/wildlife-commission-designates-temporary-restricted-zone-on-big-bradley-falls-trail

Status: CLOSED

The Bradley Falls Trail leads to areas that could be dangerous, particularly with increased congregations of people. This area is potentially dangerous as there is no safe view of Big Bradley Falls from the trail.

This 1 mile trail goes through the Green River Game Lands and takes you to a rock outcropping with a view of the 75 foot Bradley Falls. Please stay on the trail DO NOT try and climb down to the base of the falls or to get a closer viewpoint.  It is extremely dangerous and has claimed the lives eight unsuspecting people since 2000.  The trail crosses Cove Creek without the assistance of a bridge so expect to get wet. Blue blazes mark the trail.

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