DuPont State Forest - High Falls - Member Hike

Hike Name: DuPont State Forest - High Falls
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Nearby Town: Brevard
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: From Asheville (via Pisgah Forest): Take I-26 east to Exit 40, and take NC-280 toward Pisgah Forest. Turn left (east) on US-64 and go 3.7 miles to the Texaco station in Penrose. Turn right on Crab Creek Rd and continue 4.3 miles and turn right on DuPont Rd. Follow road for 3.1 miles.
Total Hike Distance: 2.40 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Hooker Falls Parking Area
Trails Used: Triple Falls Trail, Galax Trail, High Falls Trail, Covered Bridge Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: DuPont State Forest
NC Division of Forest Resources
PO Box 300
Cedar Mountain, NC 28718
Telephone: 828-877-6527
Fax: 828-862-8531
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs, Horses
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This easy to moderate loop hike starts at the Hooker Falls Parking Area and ascends past Triple Falls to High Falls where there is a covered bridge accessible via a side trail at the top. Both falls are spectacular with access trails to their base and excellent opportunities for photographs. The Triple Falls Trail turns north just past High Falls for a pleasant loop hike that is suitable for all ages.


The Camel

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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
DuPont State Forest - High Falls - June 22, 2011 June 22, 2011 4 stars 4 hours Jess F
DuPont State Forest - High Falls - April 8, 2009 April 8, 2009 5 stars 3 hours hikingdiva
DuPont State Forest - High Falls - April 20, 2008 April 20, 2008 5 stars 3 hours benps
DuPont State Forest - High Falls - September 10, 2005 September 10, 2005 5 stars 2 hours The Camel


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