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DuPont State Recreational Forest

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DuPont State Recreational Forest

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heelgirl wrote a review Oct 16
Concord, North Carolina121 contributions9 helpful votes
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Great park, alot of information available, clean restrooms. Trails for great, even for beginners. Waterfalls were stunning
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Duane W wrote a review Oct 12
Greensboro, North Carolina168 contributions33 helpful votes
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Wife and I visited Dupont Forest on our recent Anniversary trip. We did the High Falls and Triple Falls loop hike and it was AMAZING!! I recommended getting there early (we got there around 10:30am on a Sunday) and parking at the visitor center lot. This will allow you to see two Big breathtaking waterfalls and the bridge on a relative easy hike. If you park at the Hooker Falls lot (the small fall) you will start of with a very steep hike. Do your best to park in the visitor center lot to have a more pleasant hike. High Falls and Triple Falls are two of the best waterfalls PERIOD. Which is why Hollywood has chose to use them in films.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kirk H wrote a review Oct 9
Martinsville, Indiana112 contributions12 helpful votes
Went for a mountain bike ride. Dupont trails were more to my likings then Pisqah. Can do long fire road climbing, with great downhill. Rode my 100 mm travel full suspension.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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rbinsunnyfla wrote a review Oct 5
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida60 contributions22 helpful votes
While visiting Asheville, I was on a quest to hike to as many waterfalls as possible. We started early at the High Falls access and was able to hike to Bridal Veil Fall, Hooker Falls and Triple Falls. All the falls were absolutely beautiful and well worth the hike. Be aware that the parking lots for the access areas fill up fast, even during the week. Also, most of the access restrooms are closed (due to COVID, I guess) so all the have are port-a-potties.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Sburris65 wrote a review Oct 4
Spartanburg, South Carolina2,317 contributions262 helpful votes
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I had been wanting to return to this beautiful place for a while. Yesterday it was a perfect fall day for a hike..so off I went. The Dupont Forest covers 10, 437 acres of pristine beauty that the make this is a perfect outing for the whole family. And yes the Dupont is of THE Dupont family who helped originate the original sale of the land to the state of NC. There are 83 miles of trails for multiple use including bicycles and horses. It includes 6 waterfalls and a covered bridge. And if you get here and think it looks familiar ...it should. The park can be seen in a number of movies most notably the Last of The Mochicans and Hunger Games. The park does encompass a number of parking areas and trails. So it is a good thing to know what you want to see before you go. Some of the trails have parking lots while others you just pull of on the side of the road. You generally will see lots of cars pulled off the side of the road. The visitors center and where Hooker and Triple Fall trails are, you will find restrooms and picnic tables (both are currently closed due to covid.) Warning...currently bathrooms are porta potties. Parking can be a bear. You may need to drive around a few times before you find parking. I pull in the parking lot at Hooker ad Triple Falls and have to drive around about half a dozen times before I luck up and someone is leaving and I can grab their spot. Now about a quarter of a mile back is another trail (that seems to be popular with mountain bikes) and there is parking there. I first head to Hooker Falls. This trail is less than a quarter of a mile. It is an easy hike and the path is well defined. On the way on the left there is a small old cemetery with most graves dating to the 1800s. I take a few pictures and head on. It is a short walk from here to the pathway on the right that leads down to Hooker Falls. This fall is the fall Hawkeye goes over in his canoe in Last of the Mochicans. The falls are only 14 foot tall but none the less quite impressive. In the warmer months, this is a very popular watering hole. Just take precautions getting closer to the falls. There are lots of rocks offering spots to lay out and relax. After I hike back down to the parking lot. I cross over to the other side to the trail that leads to Triple Falls. You cross over a lovely footbridge and this trail is about 3 miles round trip. It is a moderate/easy hike. There are also some steep inclines. The trail runs alongside of a river giving you plenty of places to stop and dip your toes. There are places here to go swimming. One area the water looks like glass. Once you arrive you will see why its called triple falls. I make it to the base of the first fall and it is beautiful. We have had a lot rain over the past months so the water was full force. You can get right up to falls here but be careful. Also the water here us fast moving like rapids so I would not suggest trying to swim here. Then you can take the steep hike up to the base of the next section. It is a steep hike but plenty of places to stop and catch your breath. There is a set of steps that lead you down to the next falls. These steps are steep as well. Here you will not be able to get up close to the fall. It is ropped off so do not be stupid and step over the ropes and get close to the falls. The falls at the first two sections are about 25 feet each and the top portion is about 45 feet making the fall about 100 feet all together. Little River is where the falls draw from. And this fall can be seen in the Last of The Mochicans as well. The trail does lead on up to the top fall but I was tired and ready to go at this point. There is a covered bridge and 4 other falls within the area. High Falls can be accessed from the trail at the main parking lot. There is Wintergreen, Grassy Creek, and Bridal Veil Falls (there are 2 Bridal Veil falls in NC. The other is in the Highlands area and is right on the side of the road). I do plan on coming back up at some point to explore more. I was not able to get a signal here and had no idea how to get to the others. I suggest getting Kevin Adam's book..NC Waterfalls A hiking and photography guide. It gives you directions. And I forgot to bring mine. This place is great for the whole family. It is a puppy friendly park. While there is no admission..please bring some cash and make a donation as it isn't free to run this place. There are lots of apple stands along the way. And there are plenty of places in town to stay and eat. In fact I would suggest taking a weekend up here to go chasing waterfalls. Also I would suggest wearing hiking boots or tennis shoes. Put water shoes or flip flops in your bag if you want to get into the water. This place is just gorgeous and you will need to allow plenty of time here. I can not think of a more beautiful place to come and spend the day.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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