DuPont State Forest Triple Falls Loop
ElevationAscent: 388' 118 m
Descent: -389' -118 m
High: 2,572' 784 m
Low: 2,249' 685 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“A great short tour of DuPont to see three impressive waterfalls.”— Kristen Arendt
Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall
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.
Land Manager: North Carolina Forest Service - Dupont State Forest