Saturday was a gorgeous day here in the mountains, temperature in the low 70s and clear. A nice change from the overcast days we have had lately with afternoon rain. We decided it was a perfect day to hike to some of our local waterfalls. We drove over to Dupont Forest, our favorite place to hike, and picked the Triple Falls trail. We haven’t been up there in a couple of years.
It is an intermediate trail because it has plenty of elevation change. Luckily it goes up to the falls, so the last part of the hike coming back to the car is downhill.
There were a fair number of people out, but many times the trail was all our own.
We stopped along the stream a couple of times both going up and coming down.
We hiked up to Triple Falls, which is named for the three distinct waterfalls all on the same mountainside. You can see two here, the third is at the bottom flowing to the left behind the trees. We were high on the next ridge looking to the falls, and the people below will give you an idea of the scale. These falls are high and lovely. The roar of the water can be heard from quite a distance.
DH walked down to the very bottom to get these photos.
We weren’t too tired when we got to Triple Falls, so we decided to keep hiking. Going up we could get one more view between the trees.
We made it up to High Falls. We went there earlier this year from the other side where the covered bridge sits over the river.
Even the rocks are pretty with a sunny day.
We have a couple of weeks to go before our color season begins, but I did see this little section of a tree starting to show a bit of red.
Everything is so lush and green, lots of rain this summer. The stream on the left is quiet at this spot.
Yes, the downhill is easier going back, LOL!
I hope you enjoyed the views!