Triple Falls

Three for the price of one! Little River cascades down three steps at this point.

Continuing my story of our visit to DuPont State Forest in North Carolina with the North Georgia Photography Club

DuPont_2016 07 23_0046After visiting Hooker Falls we came back down the path toward the parking area and crossed the footbridge over the Little River to follow Triple Falls Trail.  A short walk along the river brings you to the falls.

Viewing Triple Falls

There is an overlook where you can get a view of the whole of the 3 falls as the water cascades down a 120 foot drop.  Even if you have never been here before, you may be familiar with the landscape of DuPont State Forest.  Triple Falls along with , Hooker, High and Bridal Veil falls were featured in the movies: Last of the Mohicans (1992) and The Hunger Games (2012).

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Triple falls from overlook

Just beyond the overlook, are stairs to descend to the base of the second falls where the water reaches a large flat, rocky plateau before taking the final plunge as it cuts through the Blue Ridge forest land.  The plateau allows close access to the falls and provides some nice ponds that reflect the white water as it crashes against the stone.

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

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
Featured image: 26mm at f/11 – 1/10 sec – ISO 100