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Hooker Falls

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The Little River drops off a 12 foot ledge at Hooker Falls be-fore flowing into Cascade Lake further downstream. Hooker Falls is the fourth waterfall on Little River starting with Bridal Veil Falls, then High Falls, Triple Falls and Hooker Falls.

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The section of Cascade Lake below Hooker Falls has become a popular swimming attraction for locals, though the Forest Service does not encourage swimming at this location or provide any supervision.

Directions to Hooker Falls

  • Exit Hooker Falls parking lot through the Gate and bear left on Hooker Falls Road 0.3 miles to the viewing area and an-other 0.1 miles to base of the falls.

Key Attraction from Hooker Falls Access Area

For Hooker Falls Access Area on Staton Road, see Directions.
Directions are one way

Triple Falls

11199095165_8819ee068c_oThis 120-foot waterfall features three cascades with picnic shelter and stairs to the center of the falls.

  • To access Triple Falls, take the footbridge out of the Hooker Access Area and follow the trail upstream.  See Triple Falls page for details.

High Falls

High Falls slides 120 feet down an inclined plane of granite. The falls and the Covered Bridge can be viewed from the picnic shelter. Access to the base of High Falls is from River Bend Trail.

ONCE AT THE BASE, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS THE RIVER OR CLIMB ON THE ROCKS

From Triple Falls

  • Follow Triple Falls trail 0.1 miles and turn left on High Falls Trail 0.5 miles.
  • Total distance is 0.6 miles.

Covered Bridge

bridgeFrom High Falls

  • Go up High Falls Trail 0.2 miles.
  • Turn left on Covered Bridge Trail 0.2 miles.
  • Total distance from High Falls to the Covered Bridge is 0.4 miles.

Alternate Easy Return to Hooker
Falls Access Area

  • From the Covered Bridge, go down Buck Forest Road 0.2 miles.
  • Turn right on Triple Falls Trail for 1.0 miles.

FOOT TRAFFIC ONLY AFTER TRIPLE FALLS

  • Go under the highway bridge and turn left to the stairs to Staton Road and left across the bridge 0.1 miles facing traffic.
  • Total distance is 1.3 miles for a loop of 2.6 miles.