Triple Falls Trail

EASY 406 reviews
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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

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kid friendly

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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.

22 days ago

Gorgeous, most impressive waterfalls I've ever seen. Very very busy on weekends, so expect that. Maintained and heavily traveled.

1 month ago

I did this trail in December and mostly had it to myself on a rare sunny day in the middle of the week. The falls are huge and breathtaking. The trail is well maintained with some small inclines. There was a little ice on the inclines when I went which made it a little slippery in spots but not bad. The stairs down to the falls are worth the effort. A good short little hike and workout.

1 month ago

Great trails, very crowded on a weekend when the weather is nice. Hiked the High Falls Loop today starting at the main parking lot going to High Falls then Triple Falls & back on the High Falls Loop to the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very heavily trafficked trail, especially on the weekends. But it's also a very wide and well-maintained trail. It winds along the river and climbs to Triple Falls, which is nice, and up to High Falls, which is more impressive. Like most of the trails in Dupont, it's fairly wide and clear. Some steep climbs, especially for this fat, old man, but something almost anyone should be able to handle.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the first amazing spots I went the first time I visited North Carolina. Now I live within hiking distance of all the falls in Dupont State Forest. Awesome trails for all ages and amazing waterfalls. The only downside is it does get very busy during the summer.

2 months ago

We did Triple Falls, High Falls and Hooker Falls in that order. 3.5 miles.

2 months ago

Great trail for about 7-70 years of age - if in good shape. a few steep hills. but always wide trails.

3 months ago

Great trail for beginners! just get there early as this trail gets crowded.

walking
3 months ago

Great trail, and fairly easy with just a few steep parts. There are a lot of stairs but you can still see the waterfalls without going down the stairs, it’s just not quite as nice of a view.

When we were there we got to see kayakers take part of the triple falls, it was so cool!

Only reason it lost a star is the trail is not very well marked. Forks (and even 3 direction splits) weren’t always marked, the signs that were there often didn’t include distances, and there were very few signs along the trails. It is a short trail but it’s always safer when it’s well marked!

3 months ago

We were there 2 days after rainstorms and the falls were gorgeous. The trails in pretty good shape, and i would say good for "all ages" except for some steep hills and stairs. Close to the river can be SLIPPERY and dangerous, but the trail stays a bit away.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful views of the falls of you get to visit...

Short but nice.

3 months ago

Great waterfall

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike and waterfall. There are steps to take you down closer to Triplefalls and it’s totally worth the climb back up. There is also a nice shelter with picnic tables and bathrooms overlooking the falls so pack a picnic! Went on a Saturday in October so it was busy, but the path is plenty wide for all to enjoy. We had to park on the street because the parking lot was so full. Watch out for the dip when you first enter to the right, lots of cars nearly bottomed out.

hiking
3 months ago

I thought this trail was beautiful and really pretty easy. Thoroughly enjoyed my hike.

4 months ago

This hike from Hooker Falls coming up to Triple Falls is not easy for someone not good at uphill but it not extremely hard uphill, if need just go slow, it is worth it. If too much hill is an issue Park up at Vistor center lot, not Hooker Falls lot, right down High Fall loop goes to the falls side, continuing on loop bring you back to vistor center lot. To see Hooker drive down to Hooker parking for easy hike to Hooker. This info for someone with issue with up hills. This way you can see High Falls first then walk less from High loop to see Triple.

4 months ago

This is one of my favorite swimming spots in the summer.

4 months ago

If you are impaired and can't do the stairs go to the picnic shelter for a view of all 3 falls. Good place to take a break. Port a John on site.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful water and falls.

5 months ago

Loved it you can swim and walk they the water

5 months ago

Great hike, but go early on the weekends... add a mile by going all the way down to Hooker falls and go swimming. Steep hike back up but only for a quarter of a mile...

5 months ago

Great to hop around the falls and explore in a very leisurely hiking atmosphere

hiking
6 months ago

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 Trail leads to a popular swimming area at the base of the falls and is only minutes from the parking lot. After an easy walk to view this small falls, double back, cross the bridge, and head uphill to the beautiful Triple Falls and further up to High Falls. At Triple Falls there is a long set of wooden steps that lead you to a flat rock landing between the 2nd and 3rd falls and is an excellent spot to view and photograph all three of the Triple Falls. (Don't miss this.) The viewing area has a single wire cable preventing visitors from straying too near the falls but kids could walk right under it. High Falls is a beautiful, long double cascade with a covered bridge at the top and can be easily seen from the viewing area along the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail and can be done with kids!

hiking
6 months ago

The hike is super steep so wear the right shoes. Gorgeous falls and completely worth the hike.

7 months ago

Quick walk if you just want to see the falls.

7 months ago

Great views throughout the hike. Pretty easy for the most part. There are some awesome photo opportunities with the falls in the background as well!

hiking
7 months 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.

7 months ago

A lot of fun

7 months 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.

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