Hooker Falls Trail — DuPont State Forest

Cedar Mountain, North Carolina

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The DuPont State Forest is one of the state’s newest recreation areas, created in 1996 from land purchased from the DuPont Company. Work on trail construction and improvement, as well as bridges, overlooks, picnic areas, and other amenities, is ongoing. The sprawling forest straddles the Transylvania–Henderson county line and lies close to the South Carolina border. The area is pure outdoor heaven—encompassing 10,400 acres of lush forests, scenic vistas, lakes and rivers, and spectacular waterfalls. Wildlife, wildflowers, fish, and birds are also abundant, providing outdoor excitement for people as well as dogs. Hunting by permit is allowed on specific days from September through May. Check the DuPont State Forest website for the designated hunting days.
Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina

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Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina

by Karen Chavez (The Mountaineers Books)

The DuPont State Forest is one of the state’s newest recreation areas, created in 1996 from land purchased from the DuPont Company. Work on trail construction and improvement, as well as bridges, overlooks, picnic areas, and other amenities, is ongoing. The sprawling forest straddles the Transylvania–Henderson county line and lies close to the South Carolina border.

The area is pure outdoor heaven—encompassing 10,400 acres of lush forests, scenic vistas, lakes and rivers, and spectacular waterfalls. Wildlife, wildflowers, fish, and birds are also abundant, providing outdoor excitement for people as well as dogs. Hunting by permit is allowed on specific days from September through May. Check the DuPont State Forest website for the designated hunting days.

© 2007 Karen Chavez/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cedar Mountain
Distance: 0.75
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 20 minutes
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 2,250 feet
Top Elevation: 2,275 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: DuPont State Forest office
Local Maps: USGS Standingstone Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Hooker Falls Trail — DuPont State Forest

Recent Trail Reviews

2/20/2011
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Two nice waterfalls. Not freefall, but bulging dome ones. Lots of people. Wide jeep trail. Out and back.



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