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.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

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.

hiking
2 days 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.

4 days ago

A lot of fun

9 days ago

This is a fun and easy hike. We saw a number of multi-generational families enjoying the trail today. Definitely suggest adding the Hooker Falls hike to this loop. Hooker Falls has the best place to get in and enjoy a short but cold swim. Wear closed-toed shoes fir the hike though. The gravel is killer.

hiking
11 days ago

This trail was great! A little longer than expected. Also Holly Trail was closed last week so we weren’t able to get back to our car that way. We had to walk by the highway to get to the parking lot. But other than that, it was a great workout. Now that we’re more familiar with the way, we will definitely be going back!

22 days ago

Beautiful area! It’s a great place to spend a day and wade in the water. Can be crowded but if it’s a rainy day there’s hardly anyone there. The waterfalls are gorgeous after a good hard rain.

28 days ago

Beautiful waterfalls. Very popular hike

1 month ago

Easy hike, even for our kids and little dog. Well marked and maintained trail!

1 month ago

Fantastic, great hike with incredible views.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenic hike with easy to navigate/clearly marked paths. We hiked all the way up to the covered bridge at High Falls with our 5 and 7 year old. Definitely a workout - but so worth it!

1 month ago

beautiful

1 month ago

Nice trails even in the rain. BTW there are clean;ish) port a potties!!!

1 month ago

Pretty easy trail but highly trafficked. Viewing points of the waterfalls where pretty awesome. Trail is really well kept.

2 months ago

Trail was easy to hike with 4 kids ages 3-9. Most of the trail is gravel, so we kept getting it in our keens. We recommend boots or athletic shoes to prevent that. Pretty views. No suitable place for little kids to enter and play in the water.

hiking
2 months ago

Clean, easy trail with an awesome river view and steps that take you down to the base of the falls for a nice close up of this beauty. It can get crowded, especially in the spring and summer months...early morning or late afternoon hike is recommended.

2 months ago

Beautiful views! Great to combine this trail with High Falls and Hooker Falls.

hiking
2 months ago

Great short hike with really lovely falls. Not crowded but it was mid week.

hiking
3 months ago

Trails are wide and clean. Beautiful location.

hiking
3 months ago

A well-manicured and often over-populated trail to a stepped falls. Not as impactful as High Falls, but a nice easy hike for families. Go early in the day or late to avoid the masses.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty!

hiking
4 months ago

Absolutely breath taking! Very easy and short hike to get to the falls. You can sit on the rocks at the second level and enjoy the view. Would highly recommend!

hiking
5 months ago

First, my review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer

Second, the trail itself is easy to find, well maintained, generally dry and free of obstructions such as roots and rocks. The trail is not marked but even a novice can stay on it. All the trail junctions are posted and point to major landmarks.

Third, most of the trail is typical eastern US forest and is nothing special, with the exception of the two waterfalls, Triple and High. I feel the Triple has the better composition potential. Make sure you take the stairs down to the creek. On the “con” side the falls are open, not shaded and you are shooting into the sun. Try to visit on an overcast day to reduce the extremes in contrast.

If you want to save some time and effort just do Triple Falls and bypass High. But if you also want to do High then you may also want to take the Covered Bridge Trail. At just 0.2 miles (one way) it’s worth seeing.

5 months 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!

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike!!

6 months 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.

6 months ago

Beautiful, short n easy

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

great easy hike for the whole family

7 months ago

Nice easy trail. Some hills.

hiking
7 months ago

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

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