Parts of the movies "The Hunger Games" and the "Last of the Mohicans" were shot in Dupont Forest.
Dupont State Forest is about 40 miles from Asheville.
Dupont State Recreational Forest covers an area of 10,400 acres and is located about half-way between Hendersonville, NC and Brevard, NC. It provides over 90 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails throughout the forest.
In addition, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking are allowed where permitted. There are six scenic waterfalls in Dupont Forest; Triple Falls, High Falls, Hooker Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Grassy Creek Falls, and Wintergreen Falls.
Getting to the waterfalls can require a short hike of about 1/4 mile for Hooker Falls and about 2.2 miles for Bridal Veil Falls. Hooker Falls is the most popular because of the easy access. Next would be High Falls and Triple Falls. They require a moderate hike on easy trails. Bridal Falls is beautiful but requires the longest hike; nearly all of it being on gravel roadbeds.
Park in the Hooker Falls parking lot to reach Hooker Falls. Park in the High Falls parking lot to reach High Falls, Triple Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls, .
Take a short drive to the Corn Mills Shoals parking lot to hike to Cedar Rock Mountain for a panoramic view atop hundreds of acres of exposed granite. Cedar Rock Mountain is a popular destination for mountain bikers.
Mountain bikers will find many bike trails ranging from easy forest roads to fast, exciting single tracks. About 10 miles from Dupont Forest, bikers can find many more challenging trails in Pisgah Forest.