DuPont Forest Maps

Map Products Overview

 DuPont State Recreational Forest National Geographic Map  DuPont-GPS-TrailMap-Instructions  DuPont State Forested Suggested Routes  Free DSFR Trail Map Thumb
Waterproof Trail Map SmartPhone Digital Map Suggested Trail Routes Guide Free 2014 map image download


2015 Waterproof Recreational Map
National Geographic releases new map in cooperation with FODF

Friends of DuPont Forest has partnered with National Geographic to create a Trails Illustrated Topographic Map of DuPont State Recreational Forest. This map includes suggested routes highlighted with descriptions and elevation profiles. Routes were designed by FODF members and can be used by all users of the forest. Because of this partnership, FODF is an Authorized Distributor of the map and can therefore be purchased online from Paypal link below. FODF can also distribute to retailers at wholesale. Profits from map sales are used to support conservation, education, and recreational activities in DuPont State Recreational Forest.

The National Geographic DuPont State Recreation Forest Map features:

  • Trail type indications – single track narrow, single track wide and forest road
  • Reverse side with suggested trail routes highlighted with descriptions, elevation profiles and distances. Routes are from 3-25 miles in length.
  • Manageable size of 26 1/4″ x 19 1/2″ flat; 4″ x 7 1/2″ folded
  • Trail segments labeled with length
  • Trail segments labeled with difficulty – black diamond (difficult), blue square(moderate), and green circle (easy)
  • Contours at 20 ft intervals
  • Waterproof and Tear Resistant
  • Trail Reference and Rating Grid (Difficult, Moderate, Easy) with total trail distances in miles – easy to find trail location!
Trail detail

Trail detail from National Geographic 2015 map of DuPont

DuPont State Recreational Forest National Geographic Map
Buy Map Online
$11.95 each
+$1.25 shipping & handling

Order Map by Mail

(New Maps expected to ship around December 10th)


New DuPont GPS Trail Map for Smartphones

Do you have a smartphone?  Play in DuPont State Recreational Forest? Check out the new digital map from Friends of DuPont Forest  that allows you to track your hikes dupont-trail-mapand rides inside the Forest without using a cell phone signal.  The map uses the free Avenza app and costs only $4.99.  Best of all, proceeds go back into projects to support the Forest.

Find download instructions here.


New Suggested Routes Trail Guide for DuPont Available

DuPont State Forested Suggested Routes

Click to open more sample pages in PDF form

Friends of DuPont Forest has published a new 18-page booklet detailing suggested trail routes around the Forest.   Because of the crowded trails around the primary waterfalls (High Falls, Triple Falls, and Hooker Falls), this guide focuses on other routes that avoid these high traffic areas and reveal other interesting features of the Forest.

The Guide is $10 plus $1.25 shipping, and proceeds help support Friends of DuPont Forest in its critical mission of maintaining and improving the 90 miles of multi-use trails.



 Free 2014 DuPont Trail Map (PDF)

Free DSFR Trail Map Thumb

Free DuPont Trail Map (PDF)

File Size: Approximately 3MB
Current Version: updated July 2014
Map provided by NC Forest Service

Waterfall Access Map - DuPont State Recreational Forest

Detail Map for Waterfalls Access

This map shows the major waterfall access in detail.



Local Information

Henderson County Travel and Tourism (Visitor’s Information Center) and Transylvania County Tourism have brochures and information about the forest available in their offices.




Need Driving Directions?
This page gives you driving directions to DuPont parking lots from various locations.