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Big Bradley Falls-CLOSED

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has temporarily closed the Big Bradley Falls Trail on the Green River Game Lands.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. Read More Below
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There are no safe areas to view the beautiful and bashful Big Bradley Falls.

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

Status: CLOSED

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 seven people since 2000.

The trail crosses Cove Creek without the assistance of a bridge so expect to get wet. Blue blazes mark the trail.

It is possible to hike into Bradley Falls from the Green River Cove Rd side, but that area is managed for food plots and gets hunted heavily.  If you must hike in on this side, it is important to wear blaze orange and be aware of hunting seasons.  The trail is informal and receives no maintenance.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has temporarily closed the Big Bradley Falls Trail on the Green River Game Lands.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.

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