North Carolina August 26, 2017
The Hike In North Carolina That Takes You To Not One, But TWO Insanely Beautiful Waterfalls
The 10,473-acre DuPont State Forest is a natural oasis home to rocky outcrops, rushing waterfalls, and miles of hiking trails to explore all there is to offer. You might even recognize their waterfalls from the silver screen (like “The Hunger Games”). When it comes to North Carolina, normally you hike to one and it’s done, but at DuPont various hiking trails weave you in and out the unique scenery taking you to many different waterfalls with their own unique beauty. To see two of the best in the park, follow this trail.
From the Hooker Falls access area off Stanton Road, hikers can now access the new footbridge that leads them over the Little River and through an upstream trail. The Triple Falls Trail runs parallel to the river. Once the trail bends to the right, it means you're close. Once the trail takes a steep bend to the right, you'll ascend 1,000 feet to arrive at the stunning Triple Falls.
Triple Falls was featured in the movie "Last of the Mohicans" and is distinguished by the three unique cascades totaling a 120 foot drop.
To get fuel for your next hike, venture down to the picnic area at the base of the fall. Enjoy a nice lunch or just take in the view and sounds of rushing water and unique mountain scenery.
After your adventures and relaxation at Triple Falls, you'll start on the 2-mile hike to High Falls by way of the Triple Falls Picnic Shelter. Follow the High Falls Trail for two miles while also enjoying the unique scenery along the way.
High Falls cascades a total of 120 feet on a granite rock face. Depending on rains and weather, the fall is ever-changing. Sometimes the water intimidatingly powerful, other times a more relaxed, gentle cascade.
One aspect that makes High Falls so cool is the fact when the water isn't high visitors can skip from rock to rock or sit and rest along the base of the fall.
High Falls is perfect for unique photo opportunities and a must-visit and must-see waterfall in North Carolina. While our hike shows you both, if you're looking for something lighter or traveling with small adventurers, High Falls can be accessed in a 0.5-mile hike from the High Falls access area.
This is such a beautiful hike that continually awards you with natural beauty each mile conquered. Have you explored DuPont State Forest before?
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