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.

4 days ago

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

8 days ago

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

21 days 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
22 days 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.

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Trails are wide and clean. Beautiful location.

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

Pretty!

hiking
2 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
3 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.

4 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
4 months ago

Great hike!!

4 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.

4 months ago

Beautiful, short n easy

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 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
5 months ago

great easy hike for the whole family

5 months ago

Nice easy trail. Some hills.

hiking
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

Great easy kid friendly hike

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 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.

7 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.

7 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!!

7 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
7 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.

hiking
7 months ago

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

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