River/Creek · Wildlife
Need to Know
Trails close an hour before dark.
Check in/drop box for runner information across the road at Raven Cliff Falls Trail #11
trailhead for safety.
Trail is rated Strenuous with estimated 0.5 hr hike by Park Guide.
Running up along Jones Gap Trail
following the Middle Saluda River, there will be a fork with a log bridge on the right crossing the river, keep left for Tom Miller Trail. The trail will start out a little condensed in the lower section with underbrush but as you climb, it will open up more. The Tom Miller Trail is not long, roughly three quarters of a mile, but has some steep sections with roots and hillside stairs, but it is manageable. When you get closer to the top, the trail will level back out a little more with a couple up and down little hills before exiting into the shared parking lot with Coldspring Branch Trail
and Raven Cliff Falls Trail #11
Flora & Fauna
Oak, hickory, flowering dogwood, rhododendron, ferns, flowers, and mosses all grow in this area.
Animals in the area include black bears, white-tailed deer, reptiles, amphibians, wild turkey, wood peckers, warblers, eastern blue birds, and spring migratory songbirds to name a few. Brook, rainbow, and brown trout can be found in the rivers.
Shared By: Mark P...