Entries by Sara Landry

Good News! The DuPont Forest single-track trails reopen!

Good News! The DuPont Forest single-track trails are now open!  There are few trail closures still in effect including: Spur to base of High Falls Wintergreen Trail Little River Trail Staircase at Triple Falls (should reopen tomorrow) Thank you for helping us spread the word and protect our trails! Jason Guidry, Forest Supervisor, reports that there […]

New Trail to the Base of High Falls Opens

Last week, Riverbend Trail was closed permanently and a new spur trail was opened to allow access to the base of High Falls. The old trail was often flooded and caused sedimentation problems due to the proximity to the river.  The new High Falls Loop is approximately 2 miles (from the High Falls parking lot […]

DuPont Forest Festival Schedule of Events

The DuPont Forest Festival Committee is pleased to announce the schedule of events for the first ever DuPont Forest Festival, September 22, 2018. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to lead an activity. We have an impressive line up of events including: Kayak Tour Bumble Bee Hike Muddy Sneakers Nature Hike N.C. Forest Service Demonstration […]

Hooker Falls Access Area is Getting a Bathroom!

Who knew that a new bathroom could be so exciting? But we are excited! Construction on the brand new Hooker Falls Access Area bathroom started on Monday, April 16th and is expected to be completed by mid-August. (see press release from NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services here). Back in 2016 Friends of DuPont […]

Thank you Trail Crew!

We had a record number of volunteers come out on March 10th for our Trail Crew Work Day. Twenty-seven volunteers cleared more than 20 drains including some that required major rebuilds. Thank you to all who came out including several folks from Pisgah Area SORBA. We appreciate all the hard work you do to keep […]

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Friends of DuPont Announce the DuPont Forest Festival

On National Public Lands Day, Saturday September 22, 2018 Friends of DuPont Forest will launch the first ever DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure, wildness, and beauty of DuPont State Recreational Forest. “We envision a schedule of events that weave in guided tours – hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, educational lectures, and […]