• Dupont State Forest - Hendersonville, North Carolina

      Photo by Harry Kline
      This 10,400 acre park is administered by the North Carolina Forest Service. Trails in this forest run from easy to difficult. The most popular is the Triple Falls Trail, which parallels the Little River and visits several waterfalls. Wading and swimming are allowed in season, as is camping with permits.

      If you go:
      The park is a little hard to find, but the website gives turn-by-turn directions from several nearby towns. The parking lots can get quite full on weekends, so anticipate a wait or a short hike to the trailheads.


      204-210 Staton Road
      Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739 USA

      Mailing address:
      DuPont State Recreational Forest
      PO Box 300
      Cedar Mountain, NC 28718-0300 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Dupont State Forest Service
      +1 (828) 877-6527

      Permits and Reservaations
      +1 (828) 877-6527 ext. 242