Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Loved it you can swim and walk they the water

This trail is definitely predominantly used by mountain bikers as stated in other reviews. Be sure to follow the app’s GPS directional advice because there are a few forks on the trail and you could get lost early on. The trial itself is a moderate hike up and the top is a rock bald with sparse trees and foliage, but the view is beautiful for sunsets. Also note, no camping is allowed in DuPont anywhere.

We chose this trail because it was rated ‘easy’ on this app and we had a 3.5 year old and a 7 year old with us. Even though they did pretty well, this trail was NOT easy. The park map labels the first section of the trail from the parking lot ‘moderate’ and the second part of the trail ‘difficult’. The waterfall was lovely but a little hidden. The trail itself was rocky and had some steep inclines at points. We used the directions from this app to get to the parking lot and the trail head. Directions were good. However, make sure to also use this app to find your way to Wintergreen Falls bc it is not labeled on the way down the trail in the park, until about half way in. Overall decent hike, but again, NOT ‘easy’.

my favorite fall at Dupont.

Easy hike...well maintained pathways.

Was a nice hike. Kids had fun playing in the water.

hiking
16 days ago

Easy double loop, Burnt Mountain has no views but a pleasant walk in the woods. Lots of Mountain bikers. The Cedar Rock segment has some great views and lovely exposed rock sections. You can shorten this loop a little. Done this many times in all seasons. Great winter hike if you live in the area

Great hike, but go early on the weekends... add a mile by going all the way down to Hooker falls and go swimming. Steep hike back up but only for a quarter of a mile...

As others have said, more of a path than a trail but this area is beautiful. The beginning of the Triple Falls Trail is fairly steep but it really levels out after that. The stairs that go to the bottom of Triple Falls are definitely worth your time. There is also a path that goes to the base of High Falls that give you an opportunity to get close to the falls for some really cool views. It had been raining a lot when we were there so the water was up and High Falls was awesome. We got there early and had no problems with parking or crowds. Foot traffic got very heavy on our way down and when we got back to the parking lot it was full and people were parking down the road for a half mile in both directions. Go early!

mountain biking
23 days ago

This is a mulit-use trail: Horseback, Hiking and Mountain Biking. I’m my opinion, it’s a far better biking trail than hiking trail because there is not much to see. If you hike this, I suggest being extremely cautions on the northern east-west run of trail. This section is mostly down-hill when traveling counter-clockwise and it is extremely flowing with bermed turns - bikes can (and likely will) be traveling through this section with serious speed. I have ridden all of the trails in DuPont and this particular section of trail is the fastest in the park. If you are hiking with kids - I’d avoid all together. If you plan to bike this trail clock-wise, turn around or be ready to get off the trail in a hurry.

Great to hop around the falls and explore in a very leisurely hiking atmosphere

Secluded beautiful waterfall - the trail was a little boring for kids, but easy.

hiking
1 month ago

The parking lot is unimproved dirt and is medium sized so it fills quickly. (I was almost the first car in the lot when I got there and after hiking Hooker-Triple-High Falls the lot was packed and cars lined both sides of the road.) Hooker Falls Trail leads to a popular swimming area at the base of the falls and is only minutes from the parking lot. After an easy walk to view this small falls, double back, cross the bridge, and head uphill to the beautiful Triple Falls and further up to High Falls. At Triple Falls there is a long set of wooden steps that lead you to a flat rock landing between the 2nd and 3rd falls and is an excellent spot to view and photograph all three of the Triple Falls. (Don't miss this.) The viewing area has a single wire cable preventing visitors from straying too near the falls but kids could walk right under it. High Falls is a beautiful, long double cascade with a covered bridge at the top and can be easily seen from the viewing area along the trail.

on Bridal Veil Falls

1 month ago

moderate trail. fun

Really crowded hike and this was on a weekday. I did this and a bit more. I started at Hooker Falls, went up to see those falls and then turned up to Triple Falls and onto High Falls. From there I continued up over the covered bridge over High Falls and went up to Grassy Creek Falls - that's worth skipping as there was nothing to see. From Grassy Creek I turned back up on Buck Forest Road down to Thomas Cemetery to Sandy to Wintergreen Falls. Then back up to the Guion parking area and then back all the way on Buck Forest. A good long lollipop but this whole area is really easy to hike.

Pretty very populated

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail and can be done with kids!

Great trail that can be done with kids - moderate due to some steep rocks but very manageable

Love this trail..it was lightly traveled the day we went..early in the week..until we got to Fawn Lake which seems to be a popular swimming hole..Lake Julia was beautiful and void of people..This is a moderate hike and has beautiful streams..One of my favs!!

hiking
1 month ago

The hike is super steep so wear the right shoes. Gorgeous falls and completely worth the hike.

Great waterfalls very busy area get there early and can beat the crowds

a cool waterfall! the trail to get there isn't my favorite (it's all gravel roads), but the view at the end is worth it. passing lake julia and fawn lake is also nice.

Quick walk if you just want to see the falls.

Easy walk go a neat waterfall!

Great views throughout the hike. Pretty easy for the most part. There are some awesome photo opportunities with the falls in the background as well!

one of my favorite easy trails .has interesting points of interest and the falls are small but refreshing..Lots of interesting flora..Not too heavily used the many times I have walked/run it..nice for easy biking, too

hiking
2 months ago

This use to be one of my favorite waterfalls but they had it roped off at the bottom of the stairs so you couldn’t walk out and chill on the rocks anymore.

Nice views of beautiful falls. More of a walk than a hike. Kind of touristy.

Yes, as others have noted this is not exactly what I would call hiking. Path walking is more like it. All of the falls were beautiful, we walked from hooker falls parking area to triple falls to high falls to bridal falls and lastly to hooker falls before calling it a day, took us about 3.5 hours or so. We brought a picnic which we enjoyed at high falls. Great day of multiple waterfalls, just not much of a hike.

beautiful falls , not really a hike though...just walking on service roads...we hiked from hooker falls parking area past high falls over the covered bridge and down conservatory road. only disappointment was the service roads and lack of any views on it.

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