This waterfall is a popular destination because it's one of those that you can walk behind. This is often held up as a unique feature, but I've found that you can do with this literally thousands of waterfalls. There is often an overhanging shelf of solid rock that provides a roof and a route that allows you to stand or walk behind the falling sheets of water.
I do now recall that this particular waterfall was a tad off into what amounts as "back country" for DuPont State Forest. Keep in mind that DuPont Forest is one of the most accessible hiking/biking/horseback parks I've ever seen. The terrain, for all that it's in the mountains, is relatively mild. Many people have seen it and don't know that they've seen it--it was used extensively by Michael Mann in his popular film LAST OF THE MOHICANS. I suspect that this waterfall is in the film, although I'm not sure.
|Approaching the waterfall along the semi-marked trail that follows the exposed rock along the river.|
|You have to kind of duck-walk behind the falls to get safely across the river.|
|Quick shot of the power of the water. Even though the flow was not excessive that day, you feel the energy of the place as the water plunges down.|
|Looking back the way I'd come.|
|Did this one make the cut into LAST OF THE MOHICANS?|
|The trails in DuPont State Forest are pretty easy to follow. Watch for bike riders, because mountain biking is really, really popular here.|