DuPont State Forest - NC Waterfall Fantasyland - Part 1 January 17, 2015 08:16 1 Comment

An avid hiker, watercolor artist & photographer, I constantly seek out inspiring places to
paint, photograph & share. One of those places is DuPont State Recreational Forest
located southeast of Brevard, NC. More than 10,400 acres to explore, on nearly 90 miles
of trails & roads, open to hiking, biking & horseback riding. There are lakes, forest
coves, granite dome mountain trails & six outstanding waterfall hikes. This series of
blogs is all about the Fantasyland Waterfalls.  Hike at your own risk & be aware that
your experience may vary.


Directions to DuPont State Recreational Forest 

From Franklin, NC, drive east to Waynesville, NC & take Hwy. 276 South to Brevard.
At intersection of Hwys. 276, 280 & 64, go straight (south) on 64 for 3.5 miles & turn
right onto Crab Creek Rd. (SR#1528). Travel 4.3 miles & turn right onto DuPont Rd.
(SR#1259). Reach gravel parking area on right in 3.1 miles. Continue through first
parking area to upper level parking with view of metal bridge. 

Waterfall One


Hooker Falls Trail B


Hooker Falls Overlook

Hooker Falls Trail D

Base of Hooker Falls

I had wondered about Dupont Forest for a long time before I was able to hike here. This trail
was incredibly easy which accounts for the fact that you will probably never be alone
anytime you visit. It's easy access has made it extremely popular with swimmers, waders
and fishermen.

Conclusion & Recommendation

Great place for family picnic. You must visit Hooker Falls in DuPont State Forest.

It's free and open year-round from 5 AM  until 10 PM daily. What are you waiting for?

More info about DuPont State Forest 

Directions & Photography

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Michael M. Rogers Fine Art Website

Part 2 of this adventure will feature Triple Falls accessed from the same parking area.

Please comment or share your experiences at Hooker Falls.