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Hooker Falls

Hooker Falls is a well known Waterfall in Dupont State Forest near Brevard, North Carolina. It is formed where Little River drops off a 13-foot high natural ledge before flowing into Cascade Lake. Though not very high, it is wide and looks great. It is a popular swimming hole specially during summer. You can often see Kayak enthusiasts going over the falls through Little River. The waterfall looks beautiful specially during Fall season.

Hooker Falls has been known for years to local residents and was named for Edmund Hooker, who operated a mill below the falls in the late 1800s. At the time, it was named Mill Shoals Falls. This waterfall was featured in the movie “Last of the Mohicans”.

Visitors may park at the Hooker Falls parking area, and then hike the short Hooker Falls Trail for roughly 1/4 mile along a gravel road. There are 2 views of the falls, the first overlooking the falls from above, and a second view from across the plunge pool that lets you view the entire falls from its base. There are no restroom facilities. There are many trails nearby and a few Picnic Spots.

You can get directions to Hooker Falls here.

You can read about the different Waterfalls of North Carolina here.

We visited Hooker Falls during the last week of Fall 2009. Dupont State Forest is near to Pisgah National Forest. So you can cover a few waterfalls from both Dupont and Pisgah Forests in one day. Here are some photos from our Trip.

Click on the thumbnails to view larger images.

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