Triple Falls is the most beautiful and most popular falls in Dupont State Forest. The Falls consists of 3 small falls, one right after the other. You can sit on a large rock face in the middle of the falls or even have a picnic here, there is plenty of room, and you’ll have a cascade above you and below!
Triple Falls is a gorgeous 120 foot waterfall that consists of 3 different cascades, with a large rock “shelf” in the middle that you can safely walk out onto and enjoy.
There are three main ways to view the falls.
The first is just before the steep (but short) climb on Hooker Falls Trail coming from the Hooker Falls parking area. You’ll see a small unofficial trail go off to the left. If you follow it, it will take you to a rocky area where you walk up to the rock to the lower cascade of Triple Falls.
This is where a famous scene from the movie Hunger Games was filmed. The scene is where Katniss was tracking Peeta, and he has hid himself in a rock opening after being injured. They then move to a cave, which was located in the studio, and not in Dupont State Forest.
At the top of the steep (but short) climb on Triple Falls Trail, heading towards Triple Falls, is a stair case that goes down to the left. If you take the stair case down, it will take you out into the area between the lower falls and the middle falls.
This is an absolutely breathtaking area, that not only gives you close access the falls, but also some great photo opportunities. We rested here for a while, enjoying the sites, sounds and some snacks. This is the perfect place for a family picnic.
We saw many people here climbing on the falls here – Don’t. Climbing the falls is incredibly dangerous and the extra view just isn’t worth your life! Not to mention it’s against park rules, and Rangers will call you down if you catch you up on the falls.
Also, due to the strong currents, and risk of being swept down the falls, do not swim or wade in the water here. Stay on the rocks.
The third view of Triple Falls provides a view of all three cascades, and is really fantastic. This view is located on up the Triple Falls trail from an overlook just up from the wooden stairs.
Triple Falls is definitely worth the visit and the short hike. Probably one of the most beautiful waterfalls you’ll see.
This is a very popular place, especially in the summer on the weekends. To avoid the crowds, visit on weekdays, and before 10am and after 3pm. Photographers, to get shots without people in them, arrive before 9am, or very late in the evening after 6pm.
Fall colors here are absolutely gorgeous. Peak colors can be scene at the end of October into early November. If you can visit then, do so, the park is beautiful and full of color! Most of the photos in this article were taken during the early Fall.
Triple Falls is part of the Dupont State Park waterfalls trail where you can see 6 different waterfalls, and 3 of them within a few short distance of each other.
As mentioned above, Triple Falls was a the filming location for a few key scenes from the movie Hunger Games. Two notable scenes filmed here are where Katniss is crossing over a creek/waterfall and the scene where Peeta is injured, and hiding in a rock crevice, but camouflaged. You can clearly see Triple Falls in the background.
Many other scenes from the movie where filmed here at Dupont State Forest as well.