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Wintergreen Falls

Intermediate
 3.6 (8)

A short connector trail with access to the scenic Wintergreen Falls of Grassy Creek.


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Map Key

0.5

Miles

0.8

KM

Point to Point

2,583' 787 m

High

2,542' 775 m

Low

41' 13 m

Up

33' 10 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Waterfall

DuPont State Recreational Forest is a very popular multiuse, bi-directional trail system, so be on the lookout for hikers, horses, and bikers. It is normally open in any weather although it can close in extended periods of freeze / thaw during the winter.

Description

Wintergreen Falls begins off of Tarkiln Branch Road and is mostly flat doubletrack until the intersection with Sandy where the trail climbs steeply up to a viewing area of the Wintergreen Falls of Grassy Creek. This is a good spot to take a mid-hike break and cool off in the pools below the falls.

Flora & Fauna

Rhododendrons, mountain laurels, pines, maples, oaks, ferns. Many species of birds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Vinnie Connors with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 8 votes

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  3.6 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#782

in North Carolina

#20,841

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Photos

Here is a better look! He was paying close attention to us.
Oct 16, 2017 near Etowah, NC
Saw this friend of the forest at Wintergreen Falls in DuPont.
Oct 16, 2017 near Etowah, NC
View of Wintergreen Falls
Apr 22, 2018 near Etowah, NC

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Mar 20, 2018
Jean-Claude Linossi
Have actually hiked this trail many times at different times of the year while living in WNC 0.5mi — 0h 30m
Dec 4, 2017
Justin Taylor
Fantastic hike, wide and well maintained trail. Definitely plan to make a trip back in warmer months to hangout at the waterfall. 3.4mi