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DuPont State Forest Triple Falls Loop

Easy/Intermediate

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3.1 mile 5.0 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 388' 118 m
Descent: -389' -118 m
High: 2,572' 784 m
Low: 2,249' 685 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

A great short tour of DuPont to see three impressive waterfalls.

Kristen Arendt

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Overview

This easy run is a great option for a quick outing or for a family trip. With a stop by Hooker Falls, Triple Falls, and High Falls, there is plenty to see along this 3 mile route.

Description

The run starts out with a short side trip to Hooker Falls along the Hooker Falls Trail. This is a nearly flat trail that almost qualifies as a suburban path. There are minimal tripping hazards, so you can casually run along the bank of the river to the falls. While the falls are less than impressive in stature, they are interesting because they span the entire width of the river. There is an observation platform at the end of the trail, adjacent to the falls.

From the end of the Hooker Falls Trail, retrace your steps, and head out on the Triple Falls Trail for waterfall number two. This is also a very smooth trail that is well traveled by visitors on their way to to view the trail's namesake Triple Falls. The trail is well-marked to guide visitors to the waterfall views.

Once past the fall, the trail continues through a pleasant woodland section until coming to a junction with the High Falls Trail where you'll want to head east. Shortly after this, you'll come to a junction with the Covered Bridge Trail which you'll want to take for a different vantage point of the High Falls.

After a short out-and-back spur on the Covered Bridge Trail, continue along the High Falls Trail which will follow along the river with one particularly nice viewpoint of High Falls through an opening in the trees. There is a fairly constant stream of hikers and runners on this trail, so please be courteous to your fellow visitors. The trail is well-marked with signs leading to the falls.

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Photos

Triple Falls at DuPont State Forest.
Jan 30, 2017 near Brevard, NC
High Falls stands magnificent in the distance from the overlook.
Jan 30, 2017 near Brevard, NC
DuPont State Forest
Apr 20, 2018 near Brevard, NC
The falls during the winter
Apr 22, 2018 near Brevard, NC
View of  the falls in winter.
Apr 14, 2018 near Brevard, NC
Triple Falls in the summer.
Jan 31, 2017 near Brevard, NC

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