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   The Dupont State Forest is located between Hendersonville and Brevard and its 10,400 acres of forest feature four major waterfalls on the Little River and several on the Grassy Creek. Originally 7,600 acres and established in 1996 through a donation from the Dupont Corporation, the forest was expanded in 2000 by two property additions, including the spectacular 2,200-acre tract in the center of the forest. It lies in the upland plateau of the Little River valley with elevation between 2,300 and 3,600 feet above sea level. Key waterfalls, all of which are easily accessed by short trails, include Triple Falls (a series of three waterfalls), High Falls, Hooker Falls (an 11-foot drop into Cascade Lake), Bridal Veil Falls (the most unique falls in the State Forest, with a long, shallow veil-like whitewater in-cline along the lower section), Wintergreen Falls (20-foot cascade on Grassy Creek) and Grassy Creek Falls. Cedar Rock Mountain in the forest has hundreds of acres of exposed granite making it a very popular destination for cyclists and hikers, and Stone Mountain is the forestís high point at 3,600 feet. It offers a 180-degree view during the summer and a full 360 degrees during the winter months.

Website: Dupont State Forest
Location: Between
Hendersonville and Brevard
Distance: Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour from Asheville
Telephone: 828-877-6527
Address: Division of Forest Resources, 14 Gaston Mountain Rd., Asheville, NC 28806
Hours: None
Fees: None
Allow: At least half a day
Nearby: Pisgah National Forest, Brevard Area Waterfalls
Resources: Friends of Dupont State Forest, PO Box 2107, Brevard NC 28712
                  NC Division of Forest Resources, PO Box 300, Cedar Mountain NC 28718; 828-877-6527
Directions: From Asheville, take I-26 West to Exit 9, and then take Hwy. 280 to Pisgah Forest. Turn left on US 64 in Pisgah Forest and travel 3.7 miles to the Texaco station in Penrose. Turn right on Crab Creek Rd. and continue 4.3 miles and turn right onto Dupont Rd. As the road climbs the hill, turn left at Sky Valley Rd. and continue about a mile past the farmhouse to the parking lot on the right.

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