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DuPont State Recreational Forest

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What a great place!!

My wife and I had a blast doing a hiking tour of the waterfalls in the State Park. Trail was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
robert m
Best forest near Asheville

We were so excited to find out almost every park in NC had free admissions. We are use to paying... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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“triple falls”(187 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

My wife and I had a blast doing a hiking tour of the waterfalls in the State Park. Trail was considered moderate. The round trip is about 2.5 miles. Very nice scenery and the waterfalls anlong the way were beautiful. Every time we are in...More

Thank robert m
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were so excited to find out almost every park in NC had free admissions. We are use to paying admissions fee at almost every park in our home state. DuPont did not disappoint. Hooker falls was an easy hike with a swimming area for...More

Thank wanderlust146
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the hikes we did here! To see the High, Triple, and Hooker falls you can hike an easy 3 miles on perfectly maintained trails. It’s a pretty popular route, so it might be busy, but going during a weekday slims our the crowd.

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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

Thank DebbieBuchanan24
Reviewed 9 October 2018 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 October 2018

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 23 September 2018 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.

Thank williamo126
Reviewed 3 September 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 31 August 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

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Sarah M
19 October 2018|
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Response from DebbieBuchanan24 | Reviewed this property |
There were families there with strollers when I have visited. There is gravel so as long as your stroller can handle that you should be fine. There are steps so you would have to leave the stroller at the top if you chose... More
3 April 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.
3 February 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.