Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Dupont State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice trails even in the rain. BTW there are clean;ish) port a potties!!!

Pretty easy trail but highly trafficked. Viewing points of the waterfalls where pretty awesome. Trail is really well kept.

hiking
10 days ago

This was and easy hike and a beautiful falls. We hiked up the rock and actually got up behind the falls. Such a fun day!

nature trips
10 days ago

This was a very easy and short walk. There is a little fishing pond and there are fish here. The water is so clear you can see the fish swimming halfway across the pond, with the right lighting.

There is a picnic shelter and it would be a great place to take the kids for a little outing.

Trail was easy to hike with 4 kids ages 3-9. Most of the trail is gravel, so we kept getting it in our keens. We recommend boots or athletic shoes to prevent that. Pretty views. No suitable place for little kids to enter and play in the water.

hiking
19 days ago

Clean, easy trail with an awesome river view and steps that take you down to the base of the falls for a nice close up of this beauty. It can get crowded, especially in the spring and summer months...early morning or late afternoon hike is recommended.

Gorgeous and peaceful. Hiked with a 2 month old in a carrier and 4 year old through Hooker Falls and Triple Falls and everyone had fun!

hiking
24 days ago

beautiful waterfall. easy hike

Beautiful views! Great to combine this trail with High Falls and Hooker Falls.

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike with really lovely falls. Not crowded but it was mid week.

walking
1 month ago

Lovely, easy walk to great little waterfall. Good for families. Make the effort to walk back towards the Falls. Great paddling. Went midweek so it wasn't busy at all.

Alright, waterfall is pretty cool. Nothing spectacular.

hiking
1 month ago

Trails are wide and clean. Beautiful location.

hiking
1 month ago

A well-manicured and often over-populated trail to a stepped falls. Not as impactful as High Falls, but a nice easy hike for families. Go early in the day or late to avoid the masses.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty!

hiking
2 months ago

My mom (51) and I (24) hiked to the falls on March 4th and it was lovely. The hike is not super forested the entire way, but making it to the falls is worth it! There are tables near the falls to picnic if you’d like. There was a decent elevation gain but nothing my mom and I couldn’t handle. This trail would be perfect for mountain biking. This hike is easy to moderate (moderate only when gaining elevation). There are two lakes along the loop you can enjoy as well.

Easy trail and with a sweet little falls that empties into a pool of water before it rushes out into a rather loud fast flowing river.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely breath taking! Very easy and short hike to get to the falls. You can sit on the rocks at the second level and enjoy the view. Would highly recommend!

hiking
2 months ago

5 mile short hike on mostly rough forest roads which is well signposted. Little in the way of steep ascents. Good day for hiking with temps in the mid 60' s by noon. Take care around the falls as the rocks are steep and very slick.

hiking
3 months ago

This was the first hike I had ever done in North Carolina, it was pretty easy, beautiful and the waterfall was worth the entire hike. We went late in January and only ran into one other hiker. It was cool to walk on the airstrip as well.

hiking
3 months ago

First, my review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer

Second, the trail itself is easy to find, well maintained, generally dry and free of obstructions such as roots and rocks. The trail is not marked but even a novice can stay on it. All the trail junctions are posted and point to major landmarks.

Third, most of the trail is typical eastern US forest and is nothing special, with the exception of the two waterfalls, Triple and High. I feel the Triple has the better composition potential. Make sure you take the stairs down to the creek. On the “con” side the falls are open, not shaded and you are shooting into the sun. Try to visit on an overcast day to reduce the extremes in contrast.

If you want to save some time and effort just do Triple Falls and bypass High. But if you also want to do High then you may also want to take the Covered Bridge Trail. At just 0.2 miles (one way) it’s worth seeing.

Beautiful hike. Tons of water features. Can’t wait to go back. Portions of the trail are not suitable for small dogs. We had to carry our pups!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike!!

hiking
4 months ago

Very well maintained forest and an easy hike. I recommend the waterfall hike where 5 waterfalls can be viewed in a day. I parked at the hooker falls parking area and reached bridal veil falls 2 hours into the hike. Great day hike and very family and dog friendly.

on Triple Falls Trail

4 months ago

If we’d done this trail under normal circumstances, I’d probably have rated it a 4. What made it great was that we arrived early on a Sunday morning in January, when it was 17 degrees, so we basically had the trail to ourselves. (A spirited walk warms you up quickly!) The most impressive spectacle was at the base of High Falls, where the mist from the falls turned the adjacent trees and brush into a frosty winter wonderland. We stood at the water’s edge for quite awhile, watching a heron hunt from a rock in the middle of the river. Super cool.

Beautiful, short n easy

Easy short hike along a wide trail. Comfortable for walking two abreast. Will come back with a picnic lunch when the weather is warmer

hiking
4 months ago

Love this trail and combined with the Hookers Fall trail you get 3 great waterfalls in a short distance.

hiking
5 months ago

Fairly easy and beautiful trail leading to some awesome falls. Always busy on the week-ends. Have hiked this trail many times.

Nice easy hike to the bridge and High falls.

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