Grassy Creek Falls (DuPont)

Grassy Creek

Height: 35 feet
Trail Type: Gravel and dirt
Hike Distance: 2.6 miles round trip
Difficulty: 7
Beauty: 3

Overview:

Grassy Creek Falls is the least known of Dupont’s waterfalls, and probably for a good reason. A few years ago, a group built a trail to the base. Unfortunately, they didn’t maintain it. The trail currently ends at the top of the falls. Any attempt to get to the base will require advanced bushwhacking skills I do not possess. Instead, you’re just left with the view you see in the 2nd part of the video below.

Directions:

From the intersection of US 64 and US 276 in Brevard, head east on US 64 for about 3.5 miles and turn right onto Crab Creek Road in the community of Penrose. Drive another 4.3 miles and turn right onto DuPont Road. When you enter forest property, the road changes to Staton Road. Drive past the parking area for Hooker and Triple Falls and continue another mile to the main visitor’s center.

Hike Description:

The hike, as with everything in Dupont State Forest, is on wide, easy-to-follow gravel roads. From the parking lot, head down Buck Forest Road, past the covered bridge and down to the intersection with Lake Imaging Road about 1 mile down. Take the next left onto the Hilltop Trail, and then another left onto the Grassy Creek Falls Trail.