NC – Wildcat region/DuPont Forest #2

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Southeast of Brevard

3.6 mile out-and-back

This hike takes you on a new route to one of our region’s favorite waterfalls. Conserving Carolina’s Trails Specialist, Peter Barr, provided his trail expertise in the design of this new, sustainable reroute of the original Hooker Falls Trail. In this hike, you start at the Lake Imaging access area and hike Holly Road until you reach the Hooker Falls access area and then follow the new loop trail to the waterfall. After you complete the Hooker Falls loop, follow Holly Rd. back the way you came, for an approximately 3.6 mile hike.

Hooker Falls is beautiful at all times and in the summer, it’s a popular spot to swim so bring your bathing suit if you want to jump in. Please note that the waterfall is very popular. To avoid crowding, try to visit at off-peak hours (weekdays rather than weekends if possible; early mornings and late afternoons rather than the middle of the day.)

We have two DuPont hikes in this challenge because DuPont is a big place with a lot to explore. It also means a lot to Conserving Carolina since we’ve been steadily protecting land there from the 1990s through today. We’re proud to have helped create this recreational gem in WNC!

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