Summary: What a wonderful little hike. These falls are truly magnificent. The river bed is very wide here and the current is strong. STAY OUT OF THE WATER at the falls. There are warning signs all over but it's hard to stay away. The trail is used by hikers, mountain bikers and horses. I would get a trail map of the area for $8.00, it is well worth the investment as the trails in this area connect into a big maze. The hiking opportunities are extensive here. All I can say is pack a lunch and a camera and see the place for yourself and see if you can spot the falls in the film "The Last of the Mohicans". I called it an out and back hike but you can do it in a loop using the Galax Trail to return to the trailhead. See you on the Trail!!!
Trailhead: From Greenville head north on hwy 276 driving past Caesars Head and down the mountain into North Carolina. Turn right at the DuPont State Forest sign (Cascade Lake Rd.). Stay on this road and turn right onto Staton Rd. Hooker falls parking area is a couple miles down on your left. The trail is across the road and heads upstream. (Lat:35.20255 Lon:-82.61986)
Trail Guides for High Falls,Triple Falls Hike:
Dupont State Forest Map
by Friends of DuPont forest ()
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: DuPont State Forest, David Brown, DuPont SF Supervisor 828-877-6527
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Shaun Mitchell, who has posted 17 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Bob on 9/23/2007
My girlfriend and I hiked to the falls this summer, we had a great time. It's a must see when your in the area.
Reviewed by Charles on 5/25/2006
Great hike to great falls with fantastic views. Trails are wide and well maintained. Trail intersections very well marked. Rate these trails under 3 miles round-trip and moderately strenuous in spots. See dupontforest.com for much good info. Port-a-potty at trailhead and at several points on trail.
Reviewed by karen on 10/29/2004
NEED TO BE MORE DESCRIPTIVE IN PICTURE'S,THE WORD'S ARE AWESOME.BUT THIS LITTLE BIT OF A TEASE.NOBODY LIKE'S A TEASE ESPECAILLY A PHOTOGRAPHER.
Reviewed by Bill on 10/22/2004
Unbelievable!!!!! I've visited Pisgah National Forest in Brevard many times just to see the beautiful Looking Glass Falls and the fun of Sliding Rock. On a recent camping trip with friends to Davidson River Camp grounds in Pisgah, the camp ranger gave us a map to Triple Falls. We went, never anticipating the beauty that we found. It was a great hike. We took our five children from a 5 month old to an 8 year old and no one ever complained! There was so much beauty to see. I highly recommend that you go and I only wish that it were more advertised so more could enjoy it.
Reviewed by John on 10/9/2004
Oct. 9, 2004 Triple and High Falls together are a great set of falls in a fairly short hike. I expected to work a lot harder to see two stunning falls as these, but they are less than a mile apart! I think the map has gone up to $10, but we found our way without it. However, a "Tour du Falls" was in progress, so there were plenty of people and extra signage. The falls colors were beautiful. Enjoy this refreshing part of God's creation!
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