Hooker Falls
Hooker Falls

Hooker Falls is accessed from the Hooker Falls parking area and is the easiest waterfall to get to in DuPont State Forest. The hike is about 1/4 mile along a gravel road. The large pool at the base has become a very popular swimming hole, so be prepared for crowds on summer week ends. This is a fairly safe swimming area in normal water flow since the river is fairly calm below the waterfall. Stay off of the top of the waterfall! Even though the waterfall is less than 15' high, you can still slip and crack your skull or other important body parts. Remember that rock is harder than bone!

From the parking lot, take the gravel road that leads down river and stay to the left at any intersection. The trail first comes to an overlook at the top of the waterfall. Do not try to climb down from this point. Continue down the trail for a very short distance to the large pool at the base of the falls, then you can head up the left side for a closer look from the side of the waterfall.

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