With summer right around the corner, what better time is there (while being stuck indoors) to daydream about the magic that's to come? Now's the time to plan all the outdoor fun. The hikes and waterfalls in North Carolina are waiting, but this one has to be at the top of the list. 

Hooker Falls is located in DuPont State Recreational Forest in Hendersonville, North Carolina along the Hooker Falls Trail.

While the DuPont Forest is closed due to social distancing, it's still a great spot to add to your outdoorsy bucket list for when the pandemic safety concerns are lifted. 

These 12-foot falls are only one of four of the beautiful waterfalls on Little River, but it's the easiest to get to.

You'll be able to find it by walking a quarter of a mile from the visitor office parking lot. You can also take the more scenic route and take the Hooker Falls Trail that's easy enough for all hiking skill levels

You'll see an observation deck before the actual waterfall, so youll have plenty of views (and great pics) of the popular spot.

The falls drops into a natural swimming hole that's great to splash through in the summers.

Swimming is highly discouraged by park officials, but there are large boulders to relax on, soak in the sun and even have a cute picnic (cheap date goals).

The best part about this waterfall is that you get a chance to actually stand behind the falls.

You can have dreamy pics that'll make your Instagram pop with the waters cascading around you.

The trail is open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on a tyical day so it's perfect for a morning run or an evening watching the sunset through the trees.

Hooker Falls Trail

Price: Free

Address: Directions

Why You Need To Go: You can plan a perfect relaxing summer day at this scenic trail and 12-foot waterfall of the Little River in the nature of North Carolina. 

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.