Triple Falls Trail

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Triple Falls Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pisgah Forest, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.3 miles
321 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




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nature trips

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At the parking lot, cross the bridge and follow the clearly marked trail upstream and along the rivers edge. At about a third of one mile is the very scenic Triple Falls There is a trail that takes you to the middle of the 3 step falls. Extreme caution should be used in this area as well as any other trail near waterfalls in DuPont State Forest. At about the 1 mile mark the trail either continues to follow the river or veers right up the hill. For this hike stay left and continue to follow the river. This trail will bring you to the base of High Falls. Rock-hop across the base of the falls and proceed up the trail to the over-look for nice views. Proceed west and then turn left on the gravel road which crosses the top of the falls under a covered bridge. After a short distance turn left and follow the trail north along a nicely wooded trail until it ends at a large parking area for horse trailers. Cross the highway and take the Holly Trail to Hooker Falls: L to parking.

9 hours ago

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!

5 days ago

Great hike!!

8 days 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.

18 days ago

Beautiful, short n easy

29 days ago

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

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

great easy hike for the whole family

1 month ago

Nice easy trail. Some hills.

1 month ago

Really enjoyed. Lots of chances to get near the water and see the falls up close.

2 months ago

Great easy kid friendly hike

2 months ago

Awesome easy trial. The falls were beautiful! Very kid friendly. Lots of people

2 months ago

Not a disappointment! Check out all 3 waterfalls for sure !!!

slight whiff of horse flatulence from time to time, but otherwise a scenic stroll down a narrow rock service vehicle road.

2 months ago

Easy hiking for all ages. Heavily trafficked. Lots of places to stop for a break and set up picnic. I even saw a couple relaxing on their hammock. Absolutely majestic once you reach the 3rd highest waterfall. Lots of people going in for a dip.

3 months ago

Overall a very nice hike. My only complaint was the large number of people on the trail which made it difficult to photograph the water falls.

3 months ago

This one is great for the kids as well. We had 5 under 7 yo with minimal whining and they loved the falls. Good times!!

3 months ago

Use the small trail to a few hundred feet to the left of the lookout for high falls to climb down to the falls and explore that area. That was the best part!

nature trips
3 months ago

beautiful place but I don't see how is life friendly the hike is a little too much for a toddler I also brought a stroller and it was insane because my toddler doesn't like to walk a lot. the falls are amazingly beautiful. Will not bring my toddler in future.

3 months ago

Wide trail, great access to the waterfalls. Make sure to check out the covered bridge!

4 months ago

Lots of people there

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