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DuPont State Forest
(High Falls / Hooker Falls / Triple Falls)

Physical Address

Staton Road
Cedar Mountain, NC 28718
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Photo Suggestions

Early spring offers a large variety of wild flowers
 
Fall offers a spectacular view of colors
 
The best time to photograph the falls in the late afternoon, the sun will at your back
 
As with all waterfalls (suggested equipment)
  - Tripod
  - Cable release or use your timer on the camera
  - Polarizing filter
  - Neutral Density Filters  (used to get your shutter speed down low)
 


Driving Tips and Other Information

DuPont State Recreational Forest is an outdoors-lover's dream with many waterfalls and 86 miles of trails on protected 10,000 acres. Located between Brevard and Hendersonville.

Most visitors flock to the three-mile roundtrip hike to three waterfalls ( High Falls, Triple and Hooker Falls, but there's so much more to explore!

Take a variety of waterfall and lake hikes, or trek to the top of Cedar Rock or Stone Mountain for mountain views. It's also one of North Carolina's best mountain biking and horseback riding areas.
 

Ideally, the best way to see the three falls is to take two cars.  Park one car in the Hooker Falls Parking lot and the second car in the Visitors Center Parking Lot.  That way, you will not have to back tract.
 
Start your hike from the Visitors Center Parking lot (mostly down hill).
  - You will come to High Falls first
  - Continuing you will come to Triple Falls
  - Continuing on, you will cross a bridge into the Hooker Parking Lot
  - Follow the trail from the Parking lot to Hooker Falls (about 1/4 mile)
 


Information compiled by Bob Spalding
 

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