Trails through the forest are suited for casual and more serious hikers, with some trails specified for equestrian and mountain bike use. The large falls on the Little River offer stunning views while a couple of smaller falls on the Grassy Creek offer variety and solitude.
This page gives a brief overview of the most popular attractions and destinations in the Forest. Follow the link for more information, including directions.
We thank all visitors for their respectful enjoyment of the trails.
Be very careful near waterfalls! Rocks are very slippery. Visitors die every year at waterfalls in the area.
Do not block gated entrances with your car.
Do not cross the marked boundary of DuPont State Recreational Forest. Do not enter Agfa property.
Wear bright colors during hunting season.
The longer trails are for experienced hikers with topo maps.
There are ~90 miles of trails & dirt roads in this area; take proper precautions in case you get lost.
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The two largest and most popular waterfalls are accessed by walking upstream of the popular Hooker Falls parking lot on Staton Road. Triple Falls is about a 7 minute walk upstream, though the main trail is quite steep as you approach the falls.
Hooker Falls drops off an 11′ ledge directly into Cascade Lake. This waterfalls features new handicapped access parking and observation deck (contact Management for access). Hooker is about a 6 minute walk downstream from the Hooker Falls parking lot.
Bridal Veil Falls is perhaps the most unique falls in the State Forest, with a 4′ tall overhanging ledge on the upper section, and a long, shallow whitewater incline along the lower section. Access to Bridal Veil requires a longer hike or ride than other falls.
If you are looking for a little cardiovascular excercise, take the “long route” from Old CCC Rd. up to Stone Mountain, the Forest’s highest point at 3600 ft. The granite dome offers a 180 degree vista over the Forest during spring, summer, and fall, with nearly 360 degree views during the winter. A shorter route is also available off Sky Valley Road.