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A gravel fire road that connects the High Falls parking area to the Guion Farm parking area.


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3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

Point to Point

2,709' 826 m

High

2,484' 757 m

Low

365' 111 m

Up

200' 61 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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

Buck Forest Road starts off of Staton Road near the Visitors Center at the High Falls parking area. It connects to Triple Falls, High Falls, Covered Bridge, Conservation Road, Chestnut Oak Road, Lake Imaging Road, Isaac Heath, Thomas Cemetery Road, Jim Branch, White Pine Road, Hickory Mountain Road, Flatwoods, and ends near the Guion Farm parking area on Sky Valley Road.

Flora & Fauna

Pines, hemlocks, rhododendrons, grasses, oaks and maples. Several species of birds and also deer.

Contacts

Shared By:

Vinnie Connors with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

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Photos

High Falls stands magnificent in the distance from the overlook.
Jan 30, 2017 near Brevard, NC
Enjoy this covered bridge on Buck Forest Road above High Falls at DuPont State Forest.
Jan 31, 2017 near Etowah, NC
The High Falls during the winter
Apr 22, 2018 near Brevard, NC
View of High Falls in the winter
Apr 22, 2018 near Brevard, NC
View of High Falls in the summer
Apr 22, 2018 near Brevard, NC

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Mar 20, 2018
Jean-Claude Linossi
Easy trail , fairly level with some nice views of a covered bridge and some nice waterfalls.Have hiked this trail numerous times while living in WNC 3.2mi — 2h 00m
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