High Falls

A 100 ft cascading waterfall, this was my favorite one at DuPont.


The third stop on our DuPont Recreational State Forest waterfalls tour was High Falls.  This is probably the most impressive of the three with a single cascade that drops 100 feet.  Getting to this point was the bulk of my exercise for the day.  From the Hooker Falls parking area it is about a mile in all to get to the High Falls observation point.  The trail gets fairly steep as you climb past Triple Falls and temperatures were getting uncomfortably warm even though it was still before 10AM when we went up.

If you want to get to the base of these falls, you need to take the Riverbend trail which is just past Triple Falls.  There is no access to the base from the upper area where the observation point is.  As you can see from my picture, there are numerous people on the rocks below the falls.  I did not go down there because it would have taken a good while to backtrack but I’m sure it would be beautiful from that spot as well.

At the top of High Falls Trail, you can continue on to see the covered bridge which is visible at the top of High Falls.  There is also another waterfall – Bridal Veil falls, but we did not go that far.  I am thinking this would be a great spot to re-visit when the weather is cooler.  Maybe a nice idea for a fall color trip.

High Falls
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Cedar Mountain, North Carolina, USA

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