Wintergreen Falls Trail

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Dupont State Forest

Wintergreen Falls Trail is a 3.1 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 best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 265 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

A nice downhill hike to a 25 foot waterfall. From the Guion Access Area proceed south on the Tarklin Bridge Trail. There is a trail map posted at the parking area. The trail is predominantly downhill and marked with red blazes. The trail is wide and can accommodate horses, mountain bikers and hikers. Numerous boulders that have broken from the surrounding mountain sides are scattered on both sides of the trail giving the area a very primitive look. At the Grassy Creek Trail, go left until it intersects with the Wintergreen Falls Trail. From here it is a short 1/4 mile hike to the base of the 25 foot waterfall. Wintergreen Falls has a few flat rocks to sit on for a lunch or a nap. Backtrack out the way you came in for a total hike of about 3 miles.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice wide trail, and some pretty spots to sit by the falls.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike to a beautiful falls. My GPS had me turning about 200 yds to soon. Keep going up the road and you'll see the trail head. No one there but me. Falls always amaze me. Love photoing them. This one is a keeper!

3 months ago

went on saturday and not busy at all. Beautiful and serene. Once you reach the falls, it's like a hidden oasis. The scattered boulders add a majestic character to the forest. We'll be back!

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

recorded Wintergreen Falls Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Soggy but reasonable considering the weather earlier in the week. Easy in and out trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Very flat easy trail. Very busy.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail secluded and easy

hiking
muddy
scramble
4 months ago

Great easy trail to a very pretty waterfall. Took this hike after a night of serious rain so the trail was wet in parts & had to walk around wet spots. Very slight down hill the whole way so slight uphill on the way back but still easy. Trail is wide almost the entire way. Pretty views into the woods all the way because no leaves in January. Nice relaxing hike. Some rock scrambling right at the end to get to the pool at the base of the falls. Only indicates 2.5 miles because I failed to record the entire return trip.

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

super awesome trail, great for beginners or people with kids! waterfall at the end is beautiful

hiking
4 months ago

I added the short Sandy Trail to extend this a bit. This is a great trail for anyone trying to avoid any big climbs. The Falls at the end are lovely and make a great sound. Probably the least visited falls in DuPont Forest. Many ways to add distance to this hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Stunning waterfall, but aren’t they all. Super easy trail.... until the last 50 feet, over boulders or rocks

4 months ago

easy walk to a pretty fall

hiking
7 months ago

perfect for begginers.. easy trail

hiking
7 months ago

Awesomeness

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty trail, but too much thick dense brush on loop by river.... felt alittle nervous about bears...

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

Easy beautiful trail to waterfall.

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice easy trail ending at beautiful waterfall! Very well larked trail.

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

last approx. 50 feet not feasible for people with limited mobility.

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

Great waterfall hike. Plan on 2 hours if your going to play in the waterfall. The trail is nice and shady and the waterfall is beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

Fun mountain bike trail with a swim.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice shady trail. Pretty easy but enough up hill on the way back to get your heart rate up a bit. Kids would do fine on this trail. A little confusing at the beginning, stay on the main path, after the first fork it’s makes well. The waterfall is really nice! Some nice rocks to sit on and have a snack. Good trail over all, the forest is beautiful!

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice trail leading to a very beautiful waterfall. Took the Sandy Trail in and the Wintergreen Falls Trail out of the falls.

mountain biking
9 months ago

I would recommend this trail to mid level riders that want to get a nice work out, and see a scenic waterfall. After all that take a intense ride down Ridgeline and bomb it! It’s about a Nice 2 hour ride with a few stops.

hiking
9 months ago

The trail was great! I would add that dogs HAVE to be kept on a leash. There is a sign in the parking lot and rangers do patrol the trail. We were yelled at by another hiker and questioned by the rangers. They do not take that rule lightly.

walking
9 months ago

Easy trail with great shade. We sat on the rocks and had a nice afternoon snack. Our small dog enjoyed herself too!

walking
9 months ago

Easy trail with great shade. We sat on the rocks and had a nice afternoon snack. Our small dog enjoyed herself too!

hiking
9 months ago

Great very easy hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end

hiking
9 months ago

This was an easy hike for our family that ended with a great little waterfall and pool to cool off in.

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