DUPONT STATE FOREST — High-ranking North Carolina officials will be on hand for the dedication Monday of the new Hooker Falls pedestrian bridge and the new visitors center at DuPont State Recreational Forest.
N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and state DOT secretary Tony Tata will officially open the forest improvements, which were funded by the Forest Service and the DOT.
The new pedestrian bridge will give hikers access to Hooker Falls and the popular Triple Falls and High Falls trail without having to cross Staton Road. The new Aleen Steinberg Welcome Center at the main entrance to the forest has exhibits on the history of the forest and safety around waterfalls.
The 10,400-acre DuPont State Forest, the most visited recreational forest in North Carolina, includes four major waterfalls and close to 100 miles of hiking and horseback trails.