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5 Waterfalls Hike @ Dupont State Forest

  • Feb 5, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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It will more than likely rain on Saturday (70% chance) and possibly on Sunday (40%), so after it rains, then what do you do ? YOU GO SEE SOME WATERFALLS !!!  Come join me and let's go see 5 waterfalls in Dupont State Forest.  We'll start in the Hooker Falls Parking Lot and quickly check out Hooker Falls which is less than 1/2 mile from the parking lot. We will proceed to walk up Little River from the parking lot on Triple Falls Trail where we will stop to see...Triple Falls (Duh !) After taking in the beautiful scenery of the "Falls of the Triple" we'll get onto High Falls Trail for a short bit and wind up at High Falls,just below the covered bridge. We'll cross over the covered bridge on our way towards Grassy Creek Falls where we all say "Uhhh Ahhh, so pretty !".

From Grassy Creek Falls we will hike our way towards the south, and take Chestnut Oak Road then Joanna Road and connect with Conservation Road and finally onto Bridal Veil Falls Road to see our final waterfall - Bridal Veil Falls ! If the weather holds out then this would make a great spot for lunch, so bring your favorite hiking food and plenty of water.

The length of this hike I am approximating to around 8 miles (7.7 miles on Garmin Basecamp), so at the standard pace we should finish this hike at around 4 hours+, and add in time for lunch at Bridal Veil Falls possibly (if it isn't pouring).

  • Please bring raingear !!!
  • Dogs are welcome on this hike.
  • The calculated elevation gain for this hike is ~1,200ft+ (that means over the entire 8 miles).

ALTERNATE MEETUP LOCATION:

Please make carpooling arrangements through the comments section on where you'd guys like to meetup at (it's usually the INGLES on Long Shoals, but you decide). Please give yourselves enough time to meet me at the BI-LO in Pisgah Forest by 9:00 and then we can all drive over to Dupont from there mat 9:15.  We should arrive at the High Falls Parking lot between 9:40 and 9:50. This is the directions to the trailhead from BI-LO.


Hooker Falls

Triple Falls

High Falls

Covered Bridge (on Buck Forest Road)




Grassy Creek Falls


Bridal Veil Falls

Hike Route

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Intriguing conversations with a fantabulous group of people to be sure!

    February 6, 2012

  • Hilary P.

    It was a beautiful day for the hike. Saw falls I hadn't seen before. Spent time with some great new friends.

    February 5, 2012

  • Richard P. P.

    According to this web page, most of the waterfalls used in Last of the Mohicans were on our hike today, including Hooker Falls.

    http://www.mohicanpress.com/mo06057.html

    February 5, 2012

  • Ken L.

    Good job peeps, we did roughly ~9.5 miles !
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/147515419

    February 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a beautiful, warm, and sunny day to hike with such wonderful people.....Thank you all for making a really good day into a perfect one! And a special thank you to Ken for making it happen!

    February 5, 2012

  • Ruthy

    The sun showed up, was a fantastic day to hike, great group of friends thanks Ken enjoyed the hike ! Guinness has crashed!

    February 5, 2012

  • Ken L.

    Thank you for showing up, it turned out to be a really awesome day ! Nice company.

    February 5, 2012

  • Ruthy

    Meet yall at the parking lot.

    February 5, 2012

  • Ken L.

    @Jackie - Somewhere between 9:40 and 9:50 yes.

    February 4, 2012

  • Ken L.

    @Jewel - We should be back at the Hooker Falls parking lot between 3 and 4pm.

    February 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am slightly confused as to the time to meet at Hooker Falls. Is it 9:40-9:50am? Thanks!

    February 4, 2012

  • Hilary P.

    8:15 works for me!!

    February 4, 2012

  • Richard P. P.

    OK, great. See you both there and then. Thanks, Richard

    February 4, 2012

  • Michael S.

    Hilary and Richard. I'll plan to meet at Ingles Long Shoals at 8:15-8:30 (departure time for Bi-Lo).

    February 4, 2012

  • Richard P. P.

    I would be Hilary. What time?
    Richard Phelps, cell[masked]

    February 4, 2012

  • Hilary P.

    Anybody interested in carpooling from the Ingles at Long Shoals?

    February 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I go,I will meet you all at the hooker falls parking lot...

    February 2, 2012

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