High Falls Trail

At A Glance

Moderate

0.73 mi one-way

Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles

This trail is located in the Dupont State Forest area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Dupont State Forest trails list page.

Hikes That Use This Trail: Dupont Waterfalls Tour

Description

This "trail" has a lot of parts to it. Starting at the High Falls parking area, a brand-new portion of footpath leads to the intersection with the Triple Falls trail. It's nice because it keeps you from having to walk on the boring, open, sunny portion Buck Forest Road which leads to the covered bridge. (Bikers and horses still use that portion of the road). This path is hard-packed and smooth, and is open to hikers only (and is wheelchair accessible). This path has one neat, sturdy footbridge that kids will love.

At the Triple Falls tr. intersection, this "trail" goes straight, and becomes a gravel road. It passes the Covered Bridge tr. on the right, and descends a short distance to a split. The left fork is mostly level, and goes to the picnic shelter and a great view of the falls. This is the easiest way to the falls overlook.

The right fork gets narrower and descends steeply, past the lower overlook of the falls. (A short path also connects the picnic shelter to this lower overlook). Below the lower overlook, the trail descends steeply to the river and joins the River Bend tr. on the right. (That's the way to the base of the falls.) Then it curves left and becomes a rocky old roadbed; eroded in places. It follows a tranquil section of the Little River on a gentle grade downstream, before climbing up just a bit to the intersection with the Triple Falls trail right above Triple Falls itself.

Triple Falls is about 100 feet downhill from this junction.

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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Triple Falls Tr. to River Bend Tr.

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 0.32 mi

High Falls Parking to Triple Falls Shortcut

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Accessible
  • Length: 0.18 mi

Triple Falls Shortcut to Triple Falls Tr.

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Accessible
  • Length: 0.11 mi

High Falls Tr. to Triple Falls Tr.

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking
  • Length: 326 ft

Picnic Shelter to Lower Overlook

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking
  • Length: 364 ft

River Bend Tr. to High Falls Overlook

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 0.21 mi

High Falls Overlook to Picnic Shelter Road

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 0.1 mi

Picnic Shelter Spur Rd. to Covered Bridge Tr.

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 282 ft

Covered Bridge Tr. to Triple Falls Tr.

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 191 ft

One End of the Picnic Shelter to The Other

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking
  • Length: 102 ft

High Falls Tr. to Picnic Shelter

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 456 ft

Total Calculated Length: 1.25 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, so it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Buck Forest Road
  • River Bend
  • Triple Falls
  • Covered Bridge
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