DuPont State Recreational Forest

DuPont State Recreational Forest

DuPont State Recreational Forest
High Falls parking lot, 1300 Staton Rd
Cedar Mountain, NC

DuPont State Forest encompasses more than 10,000 acres that span across both Henderson and Transylvania counties. This treasured state forest is one of the region’s most popular destinations for its breathtaking waterfalls, and 80 miles of roads and trails. It is open year-round. Many scenes from the 2012 hit movie, The Hunger Games and the 1992 film, The Last of the Mohicans were shot in DuPont State Recreational Forest. The Hunger Games were filmed entirely in North Carolina. *

*Insider Tips:

  • Arrive early, parking areas for the popular waterfalls fill quickly!
  • Please practice Leave No Trace principles when visiting

Hooker Falls on Little River has become a popular swimming hole, dropping off a 13-foot high natural ledge before flowing into Cascade Lake. Fawn Lake is another popular place to take a dip. Neither location has a lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.

Fishing is allowed with a valid NC fishing license, hunting is by special permit only.

DuPont State Forest is known for:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Waterfalls
  • Swimming
  • Scenic Views
  • Lakes
  • Fishing
  • Hiking

Notable trails:

  • Triple Falls Trail (Hiking, includes Hooker Falls, Triple Falls and High Falls)
  • Bridal Veil Falls
  • Stone Mountain
  • Cedar Rock Trail
  • Ridge Line Trail (Mountain Biking)