Dupont State Forest
Forty miles, south west of Asheville near Brevard, our top pick is a 3-mile roundtrip, easy hike to three beautiful waterfalls. On this hike, you will visit up to 5 of the 6 major waterfalls in Dupont State Forest. It starts as an easy path to some of the most specular waterfalls in the area: Hooker, Triple, and High Falls.
Covered picnic shelters with views of the falls make for excellent family outing possibilities. If you wish to continue to Grassy Creek or Bridal Veil Falls, this will become a more moderate hike. You will cross the big covered bridge and pass a beautiful mountain lake on the way. Well worth the extra effort.