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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.

Length 0.8 mi Elevation gain 42 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

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Reviews (319)
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Completed (1977)
Jessica Jones
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Crowded is an understatement. The parking situation is horrific due to the insane amount of people. This is not an area to hike at if you are looking to social distance.

Annie Friedl
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HikingMuddy

This is a gravel trail made by the city I’m assuming. It wasn’t too busy when my mom and I went around 6pm. Maybe 4 other families? Most of them hiking out as we were going in. The trail is very (annoyingly) up and down and it kind of killed my shins after a while. Especially after the Alum Cave Trailhead we accomplished the day before but that’s on us. The trail is easy and leads to a nice swimming hole/waterfall. Great for kids. Bring swimming gear!

J G
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Easy trail to follow. the map need to be updated the trail follows Moore cemetery rd road then loops back down. Even thought it was crowded(it was the 4th of July) it was a blast. Kids loved it and want to come back next year. great spot to swim. Make sure to get there early if you want a good spot. We got there at 0800 and had no problom finding parking. If you do not, it will be a long walk for parking.

Laura RM
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Don’t like gravel, but it’s a short hike. Falls were beautiful. Lots of kids playing in the water.

Debra Sequenzia
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I’m from Connecticut and first time here what a beautiful place and awesome hike

Alix Madeo
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It’s an easy trail, gravel the entire way. It’s a great spot to go swimming. This spot now gets very packed and it’s hard to enjoy yourself; especially if you love to bring your dog with you, you have to keep them on leash and be on the lookout for rowdy animals. Nice summer place but it will be extremely packed out.

Allie Geier
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Super easy hike. A great place to start if you plan on seeing Triple Falls as well.

Bernie Weese
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HikingMuddy

Very easy, very popular short hike to an underwhelming waterfall.

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Sarah Steele
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nice short trail

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anna ruth
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Steve McBrite
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Hiking

Just a short walk from parking area to Hooker Falls. Really nice area to see falls. Imagine it’s crowded in warmer temps.

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Tal Kelsey
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Hiking

Don't get me wrong - the waterfalls are beautiful, straight out of The Last of the Mohicans (literally). But this is more of a tourist attraction than a hike. It's difficult to enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls when several loud families are lined up behind you waiting to take a picture.

Jill Johnson
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Pretty!!

Sayf Albayati
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Short spur trail off the Triple Falls-High Falls Loop.

James Catalfamo
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very easy to get to this nice little falls but don't be fool by this falls. people have died here. other than that great little trail with 4 falls near by. a perfect addition to any day trip and well worth a drive. if you like fly fishing i saw a bunch of people fishing. there is a huge parking lot with port-a-potties and this is a popular place. so if you are one of those people that like giving low ratings just because you don't like being around people. turn around and go home.

Robert Hunter
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Beautiful falls, easy, close, gravel trail. Bundle High , Hooker and Triple falls into one hike. Very busy place!

Sharon P.
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Hiking

Nice easy hike for families with young children. Pretty wide path most of the way. Falls are nice, not huge but still pretty.

Kristen Bauer
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Anyone who does this should just do the entire Lake Imaging Trail. Lots of waterfalls and fun stuff.

Mark Burson
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Short trail very easy out and back single path dead ends at the falls. Some will swim here. Care should be taken for boulders with slippery surfaces. From the DuPont Rd lower parking lot this trail is to the right from the trail head. To the left is Triple Falls Trail.

Susan K
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Christie & Stephanie Clovinson
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Gorgeous Trail. Completed it with a 30lb toddler & carrier lol! Not far of a hike from park access point!

Desirae Huff
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Beautiful trail and incredible falls!! Will absolutely come back!!

George Nelson
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Very easy hike from the parking lot. Get there early and you'll miss yhe crowd.

Jason H.
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trail is super easy and super short. waterfall is super pretty.....need I say more! (only negative is you can't go to base of falls, it's restricted. but that's why it's super clean!)

Katherine Cummings
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Hiking

Super easy hike on a well maintained gravel path. The waterfall is gorgeous, plus good place to cool off in the water.

Christina Alexsandra
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Very simple and easy trail. Definitely visit the other waterfalls in the area to make this a day trip.

Misty B.
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Super easy short trail that is gravel. High traffic, but nice falls. There are restrooms available, also.

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