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DuPont State Recreational Forest

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Just beautiful

This was our family’s second visit here in a few years. Last time the kids were a bit too little... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Winter Wonderland!

I have been fortunate to hike Dupont State Forest on multiple occasions. Winter is often... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Forest City, North Carolina
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“covered bridge”(87 reviews)
“triple falls”(183 reviews)
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This forest covers more than 10,000 acres from Hendersonville to Brevard, North Carolina.
Staton Road, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718
+1 828-877-6527
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our family’s second visit here in a few years. Last time the kids were a bit too little for much. We walked to Hooker Falls, which was nice but underwhelming, and then to High Falls, which has just a couple minutes of moderate...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been fortunate to hike Dupont State Forest on multiple occasions. Winter is often overlooked but can give a winter wonderland view of the spectacular forest and river which is mostly enjoyed in spring, summer, and fall months. We went for a brisk hike...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were two families with kids ages 4 to 7 and it was a perfect hike for our group. Hike had clear, gravel paths with a few off shoots that were mildly more rugged for a taste of actual hiking for the kids. We saw...More

Thank hmlars
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This month we chose the waterfall hike, and the trail was so easy we covered the 6.4 miles at 10:45, so we went to Brevard for our picnic lunch. We started at the High Falls parking lot and saw Triple Falls, High Falls and Bridal...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in at the visitor center and enjoyed a walk to High Falls, Triple Falls, and the covered bridge. The trail is well maintained and easy to hike. A bit steep in places but easy enough to handle. The views are great.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

We've been here many times and have always been in awe of the beauty of this place. Whether hiking to the main waterfalls or finding a trail and hiking out in the woods we've never been disappointed in how the trails or the visitor center...More

Thank Perry S
Reviewed August 30, 2018

High Falls, Hooker Falls, Triple Falls are all different, all spectacular. As our grandchildren become old enough we take them to DuPont to hike to the falls. They are amazed. Sadly, the trails are a great attraction for the trail bikers who show little regard...More

Thank NCMstGardner
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Cant beat the price (free!). Outstanding scenery, very walkable and well maintained trails, and scenery is simply beautiful.

Thank Granicus007
Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you are looking for awesome waterfalls this is the place. High Falls,Triple Falls,and Hooker Falls are spectacular and easy to hike to. Nice visitor center and facilities.

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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Easy short hikes in the area. You will see some amazing waterfalls. Glad we visited this. We had some rain however..

Thank Nick V
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April 2, 2018|
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Response from Lets W | Reviewed this property |
I would say triple falls are optimum for kids to play around and do a little bit of hike as well. Pools are very expansive their with flat rocks to have little bit of picnic as well.
February 2, 2018|
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Response from Janice K | Reviewed this property |
DuPont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest are less than an hour from Asheville. Both have waterfalls.
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July 25, 2017|
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Response from NCWFUcyclingVet | Reviewed this property |
The water is very shallow at Hooker Falls, so you shouldn't have a problem unless you get close to the center of the falls where it is a little deeper. A life vest couldn't hurt, but probably not necessary. You can climb up... More