DuPont State Forest is a nature lover’s dream. The 10,473-acres is home to lush forests, breathtaking waterfalls and over 80 miles of hiking trails. One could certainly spend more than a day, but a weekend or even a week exploring all that DuPont has to offer. One trail is simply different from the rest, it allows you to see the most majestic waterfalls DuPont has to offer and could maybe be one of the most hiking trails in North Carolina. There can be sweeping mountain views if you wish, but really, this trail takes you through the heart of mountain terrain and rugged nature in North Carolina.
While DuPont State Forest has a multitude of hikes that circle back together, Hike WNC compiled a great .6-6-mile hike that allows you to see the most of what DuPont State Forest has to offer. It begins with the popular waterfalls hike, a 3-mile hike that takes you to Hooker, Triple, and High Falls. This hike is perfect for families and those who want to get active without something too strenuous, but if you wish, you can continue on the hike to the Covered Bridge over the Little River, Lake Dense, and Bridal Veil Falls for some of the most amazing views in North Carolina.
For full information including miles and exact routes, check out the full guide on Hike WNC here. This sounds like a strenuous but totally worth it hike! You can always turn around to your car or try the hike over a few days. Have you done this hike before or visited DuPont State Forest?