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Hooker Falls

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While Hooker Falls is only a 12-foot waterfall, it's wide drop into a pool creates a beautiful setting and a great spot for splashing around on hot summer days. This is the fourth waterfall on the Little River in DuPont State Forest, and you can hike to the others: Triple Falls (one mile away), High Falls (1.5 miles) and Bridal Veil Falls.

Hooker Falls is easy to access via a 1/4-mile trail from the parking area. You will come to an observation deck above the falls first. Then continue on the trail to the pool in front of the waterfall. There are plenty of rocks to sit and enjoy the view (or enjoy a picnic). In the summer, it's a very popular swimming hole.

This is the only waterfall area in DuPont State Forest that is safe for swimming. The serene pool at the base of Hooker Falls is part of the bigger Cascade Lake, so there's not a strong current. You can even kayak from Cascade Lake up to the waterfall - or plunge in a kayak over the falls. Dogs are allowed on a leash. There are porta-johns in the parking area. Find nicer restrooms and a visitors center a short drive away at the High Falls access.

source:  RomanticAsheville.com

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