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Bridal Veil Falls in Dupont Forest

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls in located in Dupont State Forest. To get to the falls it is about a 3 mile hike one way on gravel roads beginning at the Buck Forest parking areas. The falls travels over a wide section of bedrock. The falls is about 10 feet high.

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High Falls

High Falls

Hours: 5:00a - 10:00p

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Hooker Falls in Dupont Forest

Hooker Falls

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Hours: 5:00a - 10:00p

Hooker Falls is a beautiful waterfalls that is about 15 feet high located in Dupont State Forest. It is an easy short walk (1/4 mile) from the parking lot to the falls. You will first come to an observation deck at the top of the falls. Then continue down hill on the trail to the basin of the falls. This is the only waterfall in DuPont State Forest that is safe for swimming and is very popular. You can also kayak from Cascade Lake up to the waterfall. Bring the family and have a picnic and swim in the basin of the falls.

Hooker Falls is a beautiful waterfalls that is about 15 feet high located in Dupont Forest. It is an easy .25 hike  from the parking on a gravel road.  Bring the family and have a picnic and swim in the basin of the falls.

There is a observation area above the falls, and you can continue on the trail to reach the base of the falls.

From Hooker Falls you can hike one mile to Triple Falls and 1.5 miles to High Falls.

There are porta johns at the parking area at Hooker Falls.  

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Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah National Park

Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass Falls is in the Pisgah National Forest and is prehaps the most popular and photographed falls in Western NC.  It is located on Hwy 276 and you are able to see the falls from the road.  Looking Glass Falls is about 60 feet high and swimming is allowed in the pool at the base of the falls but you swim at your own risk.

Directions:  From the intersection of Hwys 64, 280 and 276 north near Brevard, drive north on Hwy 276 north for 5.6 miles and pull off in the paved lane on the right. If you are coming from the Blue Ridge Parkway, get off on the Hwy 276 exit and drive south for 9.2 miles.

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Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock

Highway 276
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
(828) 877-3350

Hours: 10:00a  -  6:00p, during season

Sliding Rock is located in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard. Sliding Rock is approximately 7.5 miles from the junction of US Hwy 64 and 276. Sliding Rock will be on your left. You will go pass Looking Glass Falls on the right. Take a plunge down the 60 foot slippery cascade into the 50-60 degree, 8 foot deep pool.  

There are 2 observation platforms, and lifeguards on duty during the season. Bring some old shorts, tops, and old sneakers to wear when you take the plunge down Sliding Rock. It is like sliding down a waterfall.

Sliding Rock is staffed with a lifeguard beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. There is a fee of $1.00 per person to access the area. Parking is somewhat limited, so go early. There are bathrooms and changing rooms which are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Operational Hours are 10:30am-6:00pm, during season

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Triple Falls

Triple Falls

Hours: 5:00a - 10:00p

Triple Falls consists of three distinct cascades totalling about 120′ in vertical drop. Featured in the movie Last of the Mohicans and The Hunger Games, Triple Falls is about a seven minute walk from the Hooker Falls parking area.

To see this 120-foot tall waterfall, hike one mile roundtrip from the Hooker Falls parking area or 2.2 miles roundtrip from the High Falls parking area.

For a closer view of the falls go just past the overlook and you will see a trail that forks off to the left and heads down via a big staircase to a large rock below the top two falls and atop of the third falls. But no swimming or wading is allowed due to currents. And climbing rock faces is prohibited since it's very dangerous.

A picnic shelter is located near the falls trail. Pack a lunch and enjoy the view of the falls while eating or just snacking.

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