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“We Needed More Time!”

DuPont State Recreational Forest
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Owner description: This forest covers more than 10,000 acres from Hendersonville to Brevard, North Carolina.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Visited the DuPont State Rec Forest recently with our son who lives in the area. Wow...so much to try to fit in during our limited time! We did visit Hooker Falls, Triple Falls, and High Falls, but needed more time (at least a full day) to see all of the awesome landscapes available in this amazing outdoor space. We will definitely be back and look forward to exploring even more of the falls, scenery and activities available in this state park.

Thank Darren T
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Took the path of most on 3/31, it was busy but not crowded other than parking. We stopped in the visitor center who gives advice of covered bridge, the high fall, triple falls and the stairs down to the base were a little over 100 steps/stairs and finally over to Hooker Falls. If you dont want to do 5 miles you can circle and park at Hooker Falls to remove the steepest part of the trail.

1  Thank Julie E
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We drove over 2 hours just to hike to High Falls, Triple Falls, and Bridal Vail Falls. It was 100% worth the trip. These waterfalls are absolutely breathtaking! If you are in the area or just have time for a day trip, this park is worth your time. You won’t regret it!

Thank gleach78
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

My teens and I were doing a "waterfall expedition" for spring break and visited eleven waterfalls in almost a 24 hour period. After going through Brevard, Cashiers, and Highlands doing the waterfall byway route, we came back home and made a trip through DuPont State Forest to pick up our last two - Hooker Falls and Triple Falls. We really wanted to include High Falls and Bridal Veil but the day was waning and we were hungry and needing to head home.

For Hooker Falls and Triple Falls, park at the Hooker Falls lot on Staton Road. We were able to park in the upper (closer) parking lot. When you start toward the kiosk, the trail going to the right heads toward Hooker Falls. You will be walking parallel to the river. We didn't see any signage for this and even had a couple of people ask. There are wood steps going down to the falls to get closer. About halfway along the trail there are two portable toilets to the side (actually clean and not stinky when we visited). The falls is at the site of a former grist mill, where Little River drops of a 13 foot ledge into Cascade Lake. It's an easy quarter mile hike.

For Triple Falls, the parking location is the same. You will go straight across the footbridge from the entrance by the park info kiosk. The trail starts out easy and flat but then ascends 1000 feet up on a slightly steep gravel trail. A couple of us had to stop a time or two along the way to catch our breath. There are rocks to sit on on this steep section but no benches. Once you get to the top, there are several wood steps down to the three distinct cascades. It's a 1.2 mile round trip and is clearly marked. From here you can advance to High Falls (and then on to Bridal Veil Falls) or drive and park at the High Falls parking area by the visitor center.

For all of our water visits these two falls definitely had the most people of the other nine falls we visited on our trip. It was a Friday afternoon and it appeared that others were on spring break as well. It was not overly crowded though. Unfortunately, the visitor center was closed.

Remember that in parks like this you often do not have reception and cannot rely on your phone GPS to get you places. We had printed directions and were also able to use our car GPS. I mention this because I learned this the hard way years ago out west and had a lady ask directions when were about to leave DuPont.

1  Thank LeslieinTN
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Dupont state forest provides some beautiful easy hiking trails. The trails follow some amazing falls and lakes with beautiful views. Covered bridge over the High falls struck me with such an awe, it was such a picturesque spot. Perfect for one day or a weekend get away from Charlotte.

1  Thank Lets W
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