High Falls and Triple Falls Tour

MODERATE 271 reviews
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High Falls and Triple Falls Tour is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hendersonville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
531 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

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A tour of two of Dupont State Forest's stunning waterfalls...and also some intriguing mystery. Hiking: Right on Buck Forest Road, left on Covered Bridge Trail, right on High Falls Trail, right on Triple Falls Trail, right on Buck Forest Road back to parking

hiking
8 days ago

High falls is a very impressive extremely high waterfall and triple falls is also impressive. It is well worth the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike...well maintained pathways.

hiking
1 month ago

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!

hiking
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

Pretty very populated

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

walking
3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

Very good walk

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty hike with very big waterfall. Lots of dogs & kids having fun too.

walking
3 months ago

There was a lot of straight uphill, and half of the trail was a lot wider than I like, but the falls were spectacular!

3 months ago

More of a path than a true trail. Very wide path, gravel most of the way. Varying levels of intensity but mostly pretty easy. Lists of opportunities to get in the water. Great views, took my wife and I almost three hours but we hiked it all ..... covered bridge, triple falls and all. Would do it again.

3 months ago

Easy trail for that is good for bringing young children. awesome falls.

3 months ago

Loved it was amazing waterfalls saw them 7-1-18 they had been receiving lots of rain so they were rushing with water beautiful

3 months ago

Cool waterfalls, too much traffic for my liking.

3 months ago

Spent the day hanging out by the falls today. Great little short walk. Bring a blanket, snacks and a good book.

hiking
3 months ago

We live in the area and like to take company here. The trails are wide, heavily trafficked and easy. You don’t have to put in too much work for beautiful views of the falls. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

4 months ago

Falls were nice, but I would hardly describe these as trails. More like a path. Lots of people.

hiking
4 months ago

Very easy hike, would not describe as moderate. The Falls are Great. A lot of people got in the water at the High Falls to get a better view and cool down! Highly trafficked trail! Great trail for animals!

4 months ago

High water flow from the rains makes it even better than usual!

4 months ago

Easy trail. Beautiful waterfalls!

4 months ago

Very accessible hike with incredible falls along the way. The elevation gain is all in a very short party of the trail, side from that it was easy going. We hiked all the way to Hooker Falls which was a little disappointing after seeing High Falls and Triple Falls it did look like a nice place to swim when a bit warmer though.

hiking
5 months ago

The river bend trail is not a flat trail good for walking. It looks like they are planning a trail there but it’s not ready yet.

The rest of the trails are great. Mostly packed dirt. Was nice to get down to the base of the falls and crawl on the rocks. Nice place to sit and have a snack. Lots of people had their dogs.

Got caught in a hale storm. Just shows you have to go prepared. All in all, great day!

5 months ago

Loved hiking this trail! Extremely well marked and a highly trafficked area. We got there around 7:45am and we were the only people there. By time we left around 11, the parking lot was full of cars. Really enjoyed all the different waterfalls!

5 months ago

A beautiful day hiking Triple Falls, High Falls and Hooker Falls. Incredible views.

6 months ago

This is a awesome hike and very beautiful falls

hiking
7 months ago

We went today and absolutely loved it. So peaceful and lots of off trail places to stop and relax by the water. It was gorgeous!

8 months ago

Very beautiful and easy hike. The waterfalls are very beautiful, make sure you stop for a little while at each of them just to enjoy them. It was very quiet when I was there, but I assume it will be very busy in summer. Lots of places to swim as well. Definitely coming back in summer!

8 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! Trails are wide and very nicely maintained. Moderate is an appropriate rating for this trail due to elevation changes and steps. This was moderately busy on Saturday afternoon in January. Nice little visitor center with helpful park ranger. Nice clean bathrooms.

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