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11 days ago

One of the first amazing spots I went the first time I visited North Carolina. Now I live within hiking distance of all the falls in Dupont State Forest. Awesome trails for all ages and amazing waterfalls. The only downside is it does get very busy during the summer.

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike with an abundance of small cascades and waterfalls with one of the prettier waterfalls at the top unless you decide to go further. Kind of hard to get to the bottom of the falls but worth it.

Easy, short hike to pretty waterfalls. Low effort, high yield. Large parking lot right at the trail head. Way too crowded on a weekend though, I passed seriously no less than a hundred people coming and going. Very muddy as well because of recent rains. If you’re coming to Asheville from the east this would be a great pit stop (a couple miles off I-40) but I otherwise wouldn’t go out of my way to hike it again.

hiking
13 days ago

Nice easy walk through the woods. Trails were in good condition and well marked. It was wet and a little sloppy in places. My 9 year old had no problems and I managed carrying a 3 year old in a pack.

Beautiful waterfalls and scenery along hike. Ok view at top.

I love coming here in the winter and walking through the morning mist. No wildflowers, but I feel like I’m in LOTR. And not many people make it up here in early winter. If the visitors’ center is closed off, you can park at the picnic area.

hiking
17 days ago

Great trail for families and fairly easy for older hikers. I’m 59 and had no problems. I even traversed down to the river for a photo opportunity.

One of my favorite hikes of all time, hands down!

We did Triple Falls, High Falls and Hooker Falls in that order. 3.5 miles.

Easy to access off Parkway, and heading northeast, a gentle up and down traverse along the ridge through several hemlock groves, forest, a clearing with wildflowers, and a rocky outcrop with views of the Black Mtn. Range. Great!

The views were breathtaking! Short, somewhat muddy walk up to the summit. Once there, it’s the most incredible 360 views of the smoky mountains! It’s right off the interstate, and the ride up the mountain was just as fun and gorgeous.

Your pretty much going up the whole time. Its easy except for the incline the whole time. The waterfall itself is beautiful! On the path you see the waterfall. Your right beside of it! But if you want to go down to the foot of it, then there's a little path about 15 feet down and it is beautiful down there, but I'm not very experience at hiking and that path made my legs a little shaky. It is still a beautiful hike!

Beautiful hike along the river with countless smaller falls. Lots to explore. Very wet so the hiking poles were a big help, but the water made the fall extra amazing! Don’t miss this one!

Short hike to a beautiful waterfall. Waterfall in a medium size bluff so you must be very careful getting down to it but definitely worth it!

Great trail for about 7-70 years of age - if in good shape. a few steep hills. but always wide trails.

hiking
23 days ago

Great for your guests. Amazing view.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful waterfall! I was anticipating more of a hike into the waterfall, but this hike is excellent for a short trip with kids. The hike in is a all 4 wheel drive road, until you get to the base of river. The hike into the falls is a easy hike until you get to the base of the falls. This waterfall was beautiful! Wish it was summer so I could have taken a deep into the pool area at the base!

hiking
26 days ago

Moderate hike. Round trip to the falls was about 1h 45m. Had to scramble over some boulders and roots, some of which were slick during our late-November hike. Totally impressive falls though, and well worth braving the cold!

Great trail for beginners! just get there early as this trail gets crowded.

My 5, 8, and 10 year old enjoyed the hike. Super easy and 360 degree views!

Very short hike but a beautiful waterfall at the end!

hiking
28 days ago

So beautiful! Very easy trek to the falls and well worth it!

hiking
29 days ago

Loved it! A bit of a challenge with the leaves on the ground and the past rains make the trail a bit slippery!

walking
29 days ago

Great trail, and fairly easy with just a few steep parts. There are a lot of stairs but you can still see the waterfalls without going down the stairs, it’s just not quite as nice of a view.

When we were there we got to see kayakers take part of the triple falls, it was so cool!

Only reason it lost a star is the trail is not very well marked. Forks (and even 3 direction splits) weren’t always marked, the signs that were there often didn’t include distances, and there were very few signs along the trails. It is a short trail but it’s always safer when it’s well marked!

Did this on a cold day in November with beginner hikers. Great little hike for everyone to an awesome hidden waterfall with photo ops.

The trail isn’t what it once was. The trail is marked as moderate at the trailhead but is actually a little more strenuous than most trails. I’ve hiked this trail for years and year after year the trail is less clear with more large rocks which could easily cause serious bodily harm, such as broken ankles. I’m not sure how all trails can rate this as easy.
All this being said, it is not an easy trail but I do still love to hike it.

Hiked this trail on Wednesday. The weather wasn’t the best, visibility was very poor from the summit and I just loved it! The sound of my boots on the trail, the echo of birds calling, the rain beating against my pack, and a dog barking in the distance set the scene for my peaceful trek to the summit via the AT. It was very muddy and I stumbled a time or two and actually fell once due to the slippery trail. My trekking poles were a tremendous help on this day.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall. Lots of rocks and roots along the path and a little crowded but it was a weekend! Overall very nice hike!

Breath taking views from the top! Slippery when wet, gets real muddy in the rain. Wear appropriate shoes.

Super easy trail with an amazing water fall. Avoid this trail on the weekends as it can be extremely crowded. Quick hike with a rewarding view.

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