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Spring Hiking Series: DuPont State Recreational Forest, Bridal Veil Falls

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where: Bridal Veil Falls, DuPont State Recreational Forest

Meet: Ironwood Square, Conserving Carolina’s office, 847 Case Street, Hendersonville, NC, at 8:30 a.m.

Distance and difficulty: 4.9 miles, moderate; trail type – loop

Elevation gain: 770′

Approximately 35 minute drive

This loop trail leads to Bridal Veil Falls along Little River, the site of two movies: The Last of the Mohicans and The Hunger Games. Bridal Veil Falls, begins as a slide which drops over an approximately 10′ ledge.  The river flows smoothly down a long, sloping granite outcrop then plunges into small pools and large rock slabs at the bottom.  After visiting Bridal Veil Falls, the trail leads to an airstrip that was built while the property was privately owned; it was used by the DuPont Corporation to fly in clients and company officials. From the airstrip, there are great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Mt. Pisgah. Finally, the trail leads past Fawn Lake before returning to the parking area.

*Space is limited and pre-registration is required, and space is limited to 20 participants. Registration, by RSVP below, opens at 9:00 am Friday, March 22, 2024.  

Contact [email protected] with additional questions.

Conserving Carolina is sponsoring a Friday hiking series this spring that is free, guided, and open to the public. The hikes will meet at Ironwood Plaza (Conserving Carolina’s office) and will leave promptly at 8:45 a.m. Hikers should plan to return to the area in the late afternoon, time varying with group size, distance of hike, and drive time. Car-pooling will be organized at the meeting location. If you’re coming from an area closer to the trailhead, please contact Pam Torlina (email above) to make other meeting arrangements.

Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water for yourself.

In case of inclement weather, please contact Pam Torlina by email at: [email protected] by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the hike and/or check the Conserving Carolina website ‘calendar’ to see if the hike will take place. Please also remember to bring any medication that you may need in the event of an emergency (ie: epinephrine, nitroglycerine, insulin, etc.). Hike leaders will carry a first aid kit; however, it may not contain specific medication for your individual needs.

Before each hike, you will be asked to sign a waiver form. For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. This schedule is subject to change.


April 12
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Ironwood Plaza
847 Case Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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