DuPont State Recreational Forest, located 40 miles south of Asheville, NC, is well known by nature lovers. Its 10,000 acres of lush, natural beauty, picturesque waterfalls, and 86 miles of hiking trails make it a popular attraction. Even Hollywood loves it: scenes from 1992’s “The Last of the Mohicans” and “The Hunger Games” were shot here.
Making a day trip to hike the forest’s trails to a waterfall or two is a popular pastime. What would you say, though, if I told you that you could take a bus ride to see the forest’s three most iconic falls? That’s right! Now you can ride in comfort aboard the Friends of DuPont State Forest shuttle bus on the Tour de Falls DuPont Forest Waterfall Tour!
Tour de Falls is a great trip for those who are looking for a relaxing, sight-seeing outing or are simply unable to hike. This 12-mile, shuttle bus waterfall tour will take you to three of the most iconic natural cascades in the forest: Triple Falls, High Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. You’ll also see Lake Julia!
The DuPont Forest Waterfall Tours run every 30 minutes from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, all Mother’s Day Weekend 2017 (May 14th and 15th). At each stop, you’ll have the option of getting off to explore – another shuttle will be along shortly! Volunteers will be on hand with lots of interesting facts about the DuPont Forest area’s history.This tour the perfect outing for mom on Mother’s Day or anyone else wishing for an easy day of relaxation in a beautiful forest setting. There are no food concessions during the tour but bringing along a picnic lunch is both accepted and encouraged. Both Triple Falls and High Falls have covered shelters with picnic tables. Be sure to bring your camera, too, of course!
2017 DuPont Forest Waterfall Tour
May 13th and 14th & October 21st and 22nd
There is no charge for Tour de Falls but a donation is requested. Donations go directly to help maintain and protect DuPont State Recreational Forest. Visit www.dupontforest.com for directions and more details.
DuPont Forest Waterfall Tour Lodging
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