Triple Falls Trail

At A Glance

Moderate

1.03 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 1.03
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Hikes That Use This Trail: Dupont Waterfalls and Lakes Tour

Description

Travels from the Hooker Falls parking area up to Triple Falls. Near the parking area the trail is level with a few rocks and wet places; near the falls it climbs very steeply but the surface is mostly smooth.

Intersecting Trails

  • High Falls
  • Hooker Falls Road
  • Buck Forest Road
  • 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.

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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:

    Hooker Falls Road to Overlook and Picnic Shelter

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.35 mi

    Buck Forest Road to Upper Int. w/ High Falls Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 87 ft

    Main Trail to Middle of Falls

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 265 ft

    Picnic Shelter Spur to Lower Int. w/ High Falls Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 307 ft

    Lower Int. w/ High Falls Tr. to Upper Int. w/ High Falls Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 0.64 mi

    Main Trail to Picnic Shelter

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 269 ft

    Hooker Falls Parking Area to Hooker Falls Road

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 74 ft

    Total Calculated Length: 1.18 mi

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

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