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Wintergreen Falls @ Dupont State Forest...Mostly Easy to Moderate Hike

  • Feb 10, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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***SUNDAY HIKE !!!*** Dupont State Forest, Wintergreen Falls

Meet at INGLES at 10, leaving promptly at 10:15. Approximate arrival time to Guion Farm Access Area 11:00.

From Guion Farm Access Area, we'll head northerly to BUCK FOREST ROAD (EASY) - THOMAS CEMETERY ROAD (MODERATE) - SANDY TRAIL (EASY) - TARKILN BRANCH ROAD (MODERATE) - WINTERGREEN FALLS TRAIL (DIFFICULT).

Stop for lunch at Wintergreen Falls !

Heading back on WINTERGREEN FALLS TRAIL (DIFFICULT) - TARKILN BRANCH ROAD (MODERATE) - Guion Farm Access Area.

Length: 4 miles

Time: 2-1/2 to 3 hours depending on the pace of the hikers, how long we stop for lunch and breaks along the way.

The 'difficult' rated trail of WINTERGREEN FALLS TRAIL is approximately .52 miles long going back, and coming in will be approximatley 1/8 mile (660 feet !)

Directions: From INGLES long Shoals: Take I 26 East towards Hendersonville. Take I 26 east to Exit 40. Turn right off Exit 40 onto NC 280. Take NC 280 south 16 miles to US 64. Turn left onto US 64 and go 3.7 miles to the stop light. Turn right onto Crab Creek Rd and go 4.3 miles to DuPont Road. Turn right onto DuPont Rd and go 4.2 miles. Turn south 0.7 miles on DuPont Road to a left on Sky Valley Road. Follow Sky Valley Road past the junction of Old CCC Road to the Guion Farm Access Area 1.6 miles on the right.

Guion Farm Access Area:
http://www.dupontforest.com/directions.asp

Wintergreen Falls info: http://www.dupontforest.com/explore.asp?location=wintergreenfalls

What you can expect to see:


Hike Route Map:

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  • Shae

    Perfect for a moderate hike.

    February 11, 2013

  • Tracey R.

    Thanks everyone!!! What a great day.

    February 10, 2013

  • NANCY

    Thanks, Tracey and Ken....it felt so good to hike again with the gang!

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • S

    Really enjoyed taking a hike with you all! Thanks so much Ken & Tracey for a fantastic waterfall hike as always. Looking forward to the next time.

    3 · February 10, 2013

  • Tom

    Very nice hike, thanks so much for organizing!

    2 · February 10, 2013

  • Lace S.

    This was my first hike with the group and I'm so happy I went. This was a lot of fun, and a very beautiful location :) Thanks for hosting it!

    2 · February 10, 2013

  • Julie B.

    Nice to have a hike where I didn't want to lay down and die by the time it was over! Thank you, Tracey & Ken!

    2 · February 10, 2013

  • Carrie

    Great to see you hiking again, Tracey!! We did wave at y'all from Looking Glass. :-)

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • terri b.

    Beautiful hike and good to see old friends and meet a few new folks!

    2 · February 10, 2013

  • Peggy C.

    I hope that you got my cancellation. I would love to join you another time. Peggy Crowe

    February 10, 2013

  • Gwendolyn

    my first meetup hike yay!

    February 10, 2013

  • Tom S.

    no

    February 9, 2013

  • Shae

    Me plus one dog. Will meet you at the trailhead.

    February 9, 2013

  • NANCY

    I will meet you at the trail head....as if you didn't already know that. I'm happy to see you hiking again!

    February 9, 2013

  • Lace S.

    I'm new to the group and would like to join this hike, is there anyone interested in carpooling from somewhere closer to town? I'm in West Asheville and need a ride. No bus on Sunday to meet the group at Ingles. Let me know here or contact me personally at [masked] if you're available for a ride :) thanks

    February 8, 2013

    • Tom

      Lace, I live in WAVL as well, and you are welcome to ride along with me and my pup (who will no doubt try to sit on your lap)

      February 8, 2013

    • Lace S.

      Awesome! Thank you :) I'll email you address info :)

      February 9, 2013

  • Tom S.

    Maybe. Can't say no..

    February 8, 2013

  • Ben F.

    Darn it Tracey, this one looks like fun! We'll wave hi in your direction from the top of Looking Glass.

    February 8, 2013

    • Tracey R.

      Sorry Ben! I am testing out my knee on an easier hike :)

      February 8, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Meet you at the trailhead...1045???

    February 8, 2013

  • Tom

    +dog

    February 8, 2013

  • Tracey R.

    There is no waiting list since I am posting this late...you should know if you can attend. Please only RSVP if you are GOING. Do not RSVP no.

    February 8, 2013

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