weekend scenes: dupont state park waterfall hike

We had an awesome weekend exploring areas of both North and South Carolina.  For those of you that follow me on snapchat (username: caitsplate), you got a good idea of both trips, but for those of you that didn’t, I wanted to share some pictures from the trip!  This post I’ll focus on Dupont State Park and I’ll do a follow-up post on Greenville after that.

weekend scenes: dupont state park waterfall hike // cait's plate

We’ve talked for years about visiting the waterfalls in North Carolina and have never done it so we decided we finally needed to go!  Dupont State Park has a 7 mile hike that hits three of the major waterfalls so we figured it would be the best option for us.

weekend scenes: dupont state park waterfall hike // cait's plate

We started down the main path and pretty much hoped for the best in terms of being able to find our way!

weekend scenes: dupont state park waterfall hike // cait's plate

Luckily it turned out to be pretty easy to navigate.  We stopped first at the base of Triple Falls.

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Then hiked up to the top to see the actual “triple” falls – three different drops all flowing down to the base.

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After Triple Falls we hiked up to High Falls which was BY FAR our favorite of the three we saw.

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From the base of High Falls we hiked up to view it from the top and on to the covered bridge and country roads!

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The last waterfall we visited was Hooker Falls, which was more of a swimming hole than a waterfall (especially after seeing High Falls!) but it was still pretty cool.  Tons of people came with inner tubes and were just floating around it like a lazy river.  It would be a pretty cool thing to live near if you’re a kid!

weekend scenes: dupont state park waterfall hike // cait's plate

On our drive from Dupont State Park to Greenville, we took THE most windy back roads which were so beautiful.  At one point we saw a little fruit stand so we pulled off and it turned out to be right next to this amazing area.

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Definitely a trip we’d recommend if you’re ever in the area!

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  1. Wow, it is so beautiful!

    Just wanted to say, I’m pretty new to your blog, but I love it!!
    I was wondering if you had any tips on snacking/how to pick a healthy and balanced snack?!

    • Oh yay! I’m so glad you found me! In terms of snacking, it really depends on the person and how long you’ll be going until your next meal, etc. But in general I like to choose a mix of a carbohydrate and a protein so think carrots with hummus, greek or skyr yogurt with granola, an apple with peanut butter, cheese and whole grain crackers, etc. I usually eat a snack between lunch and dinner somewhere around 100-300 calories depending on how long I’ll be going until my next meal and what activity I’ll be doing afterwards 🙂 Hope that helps!

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