SPRING TOUR de FALLS
May 11 and 12, 2013
Tour de Falls is intended to provide the general public, families and those with limited hiking abilities a chance to see the beauty of DuPont Forest and some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Southeast via shuttle buses.
A 12 mile tour by shuttle bus to four spectacular sites in DuPont State Recreational Forest: Triple Falls, High Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Lake Julia.
Tour de Falls is a family friendly event that takes place Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, Mother’s Day Weekend.
Buses will leave the event parking area approximately every 30 minutes from 9:00 am. until 2:30 pm. By getting off the bus at each stop visitor will be able to get great views of the falls, take photos and explore the forest. The tour takes 3 hours or longer, depending on how much time is spent at each stop.
Location: The Tour begins and ends at the event parking area located at 1300 Staton Road, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718 GPS (35.18636, -82.637734) a short distance from the High Falls access and parking area. Look for the
Tour De Falls directional signs as you near the event parking area.
Volunteers will be on each bus and at each stop to provide information about the history of the area and our efforts to protect the historical and natural resources within this 10,400-acre forest.
A donation of $6 for ages 6 to 17 and $12 for ages 18 and up is requested. We accept donations by cash or check, but cannot process credit cards. Buses are not handicap-accessible. Pets are not allowed on the buses.
Visitors should bring snacks and water, as there are no food concessions. Triple Falls and High Falls have covered shelters with picnic tables.
Light refreshments will be available in the lodge overlooking Lake Julia, which is the last stop on the tour before returning to the event parking area.
DuPont State Recreational Forest is located in Henderson and Transylvania counties in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Tour de Falls is an event sponsored by: the Friends of DuPont Forest. Friends of DuPont Forest is a non-profit organization that works with the North Carolina Forest Service and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to enrich the recreational experience and preserve the natural resources in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Donations to Friends of DuPont Forest are used to finance construction projects such as shelters, access steps at the waterfalls, to maintain 80+ miles of trails, and to support research and educational projects that protect historical and natural resources within DuPont State Recreational Forest.
Tour de Falls General Tour Information and Directions: Brevard Chamber of Commerce