Wintergreen Falls

Cedar Mountain, NC
Length: 3.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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Though it’s not a large waterfall, Wintergreen Falls is a lovely secluded spot in a lesser-known area of DuPont State Forest.

Start from the Guion Farm Access Area.  The trail starts on a dirt road that crosses a grassy meadow before entering the forest.  After about a mile, you will come to an intersection, with the Wintergreen Falls trail forking to the left.  After another 1/2 mile or so, you will reach the falls.  There is a large boulder to climb over in order to reach the best viewpoint of the falls.  Once you’re there, take in the falls from a nice shady spot, with plenty of room for little ones to explore around.

The trail is relatively flat the whole way, but it is a gradual downhill toward the falls, making it uphill on the way back.  This is a great first hike for little walkers who are starting to get stronger (age 3-4).

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Shaded Hike, Waterfall, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

The parking lot is split into two sides, horse trailer parking and car parking. Make sure to notice the signs and park in the car area (go to the left side as you enter the parking lot).

Trail Contributor

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I joined Hike it Baby in 2014 when my son was just 2 months old.  A year later, I became an Ambassador for the Greenville, SC branch.  I love raising my kids on the trail and meeting so many like-minded families!


Trail Map

Getting There

Directions within DuPont State Forest can be tricky, so make sure you’re headed to Guion Farm Access Area.

From the intersection of Crab Creek Road and DuPont Road, turn onto DuPont Road and drive 0.7 miles, then left onto Sky Valley Road.  Continue for 1.6 more miles, until you come to the Guion Farm Access Area on your right. (Note: Sky Valley Road becomes a dirt road part of the way down)