November 18, 2014

The Waterfalls of DuPont State Forest

Who doesn't love waterfalls?  For those who follow my blog, you know that I love waterfalls almost as much as I love to hike.  On a trip this past summer to Brevard, North Carolina, I learned about the "Land of Waterfalls"--Transylvania County, North Carolina, which boasts 250 scenic waterfalls.  Most of these waterfalls are easily accessible as they are located in Pisgah National Forest, Gorges State Park, and DuPont State Forest.   

DuPont State Forest is a 10,300-acre tract of land between Brevard and Hendersonville, North Carolina. There are six listed waterfalls and miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.  Four of the six waterfalls were featured in the movie The Last of the Mohicans, and scenes from The Hunger Games were also filmed at DuPont. 

Below are the four waterfalls:  

Hooker Falls
Hooker Falls was my personal favorite as it was easy to photograph.

Not as easy to photograph, you can see how Triple Falls received its name. 

Photograph taken on the rocks at the bottom of the second waterfall known as Triple Falls.  

The trails are easy to hike and include other scenery such as this covered bridge.
High Falls 

Bridal Veil Falls 

Whether you're a hiker, biker, photographer, or looking for a nice getaway, I highly recommend DuPont State Forest.  Nearby North Carolina towns--Brevard, Hendersonville, and Asheville--have wonderful hotels and restaurants which should easily accommodate anyone's style and budget.

To learn more about the history of DuPont State Forest and its connection to the DuPont Corporation, click here.

Below are a couple of helpful websites with more information to help you plan your trip to see the lovely waterfalls of DuPont.  "Keep On Hiking"

Romantic Asheville
North Carolina Waterfalls


  1. Great pictures once again. I am now more than a little disappointed I didn't visit DuPont when I lived in North Carolina. Hopefully, I can make it back one day.

  2. Thanks for the comments, Jarrett. I always enjoy hearing from my followers. I suspect someday you will have a chance to visit North Carolina again and that DuPont State Forest will be on your list. It is a beautiful place.