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Hooker Falls Trail

EASY 201 reviews
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Hooker Falls Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hendersonville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
8 days ago

We did hooker falls and the triple falls they were amazing and the kids loved it! It was an easy hike my 5 year old accomplished with ease.

hiking
14 days ago

Enjoyable walk on sunny Sunday afternoon with Lucy. A little muddy off the trail from all the rain lately but trail was in great shape. Not as lush as later in the spring, but all the falls were pretty spectacular with the high water levels!

hiking
14 days ago

Very easy trail from parking lot. Beautiful sandy banks on a calm river with a small waterfall in the background.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy stroll to see a beautiful waterfall. Lots of people on such a beautiful day. If you want a longer jaunt, start by the visitors center and do High Falls Loop all the way to Hooker Falls. Will bring the in-laws to do this one.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty walk. Enjoyed it but quite a lot of people on a Saturday afternoon, so don't expect peace and quiet.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike and three incredible waterfalls in a 2 hour hike can’t be beat!

2 months ago

good for kids would be great in summer

2 months ago

I took this little trail in December. I had it all to myself. It’s a nice little waterfall and peaceful place to be outside. Good for families with children.

hiking
3 months ago

This is an easy, fairly level walk on a wide, well-maintained trail. At the end, at the base of Hooker Falls, is a wide pool in the river where you can take a cool swim. Lots of people climb on the falls, and some people fall, hit their heads and drown. Don't be one of those people.

hiking
3 months ago

Great swim spot. Love going behind the falls and sliding out on the rock.

4 months ago

Beautiful !!!

4 months ago

This waterfall was cool but the other two further down are way better!

5 months ago

This hike is easy. To see the falls from the bottom, go just a little way down past the over look view. Come back out and over the bridge up to Triple Falls is very much uphill but worth it. precede on up to the High Falls Loop, 2 miles. the loop is easy after passing Triple Falls. Go past the visitor center sign in the middle of the loop, turn left on the road to the covered bridge . Trail back to the remaining part of High Falls loop, then back to Hookers Falls parking. All a little over 4 miles. yes some uphill but it is worth it.

5 months ago

Always overcrowded and shouldn’t even be considered a “hike” haha

5 months ago

Easy hike. The other two falls have inclines so it’s a workout on those.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful water and falls

walking
6 months ago

Was an easy trail for a newbie to start on!

hiking
7 months ago

Hooker Falls Trail leads to a popular swimming area at the base of the falls and is only minutes from the parking lot. 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 is really just a first stop before doubling back and heading up to Triple Falls and High Falls, which are really the main attractions.

hiking
7 months ago

A great kid friendly trail with beautiful waterfalls.

8 months ago

short walk, nice small falls, good place for swimming and kids. lots of people there on a hot summer day because of easy access and short walk to parking.

8 months ago

Nice easy hike that leads to a really cool swimming hole. Unfortunately got caught in the rain, but would normally be an awesome spot to hangout!

8 months ago

Awesome hike! Beautiful and easy! My husband, 3 year old son, and I completed this trail. Well worth the drive.

8 months ago

One of the best swimming holes around!

walking
8 months ago

Short walk to hooker falls. An amazing spot to just chill. A lot of people had floats and coolers with them.

9 months ago

Easy hike to a pretty water fall. Good access to other hikes as well.

9 months ago

amazing

10 months ago

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
10 months ago

beautiful waterfall. easy hike

walking
11 months 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.

hiking
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Easy hike to family friendly falls.

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