Little (Fr.Broad trib) - 1. Triple Falls

Little (Fr.Broad trib), North Carolina, US


1. Triple Falls

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 0.75 Miles
Avg. Gradient 211 fpm


Photo of Jacob Black

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03441000 1.20 - 5.00 ft V+ 00h44m 1.96 ft (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

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Just because it's been run, doesn't mean it's runnable!
This is a series of five waterfalls that are in the class 6 range. Four of them have been run: the three drops of Triple Falls and Hooker Falls. To date no one has run the top drop, High Falls.

For More info check out: DuPont State Forest Official site.

If you don't want to mess with the big drops on this section you can paddle from the Base of Triple Falls to Hooker Falls

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-10-29 23:56:24

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0High Falls5.3Hazard Waterfall Photo
0.5Drop one5.0Putin Hazard Waterfall Photo
0.6Drop Two5.0Hazard Waterfall Photo
0.7Drop Three5.1Hazard Waterfall Photo

Rapid Descriptions

High Falls (Class 5.3)

High Falls

High Falls
Photo of High Falls

Really a class 6 slide. Still unrun.

Drop one (Class 5.0, Mile 0.5)

1st Falls

1st Falls
Photo of Jay by Andrew Prothro taken 01/08/06 @ Low

First Drop: Run on left, an autoboof, but don't boof to hard or you might hurt that back
Second Drop: Drive to the right and don't try to hard to get that nose up. Its another hard landing.

Drop Two (Class 5.0, Mile 0.6)

Bounce, bounce, splash - Triple Falls

Bounce, bounce, splash - Triple Falls
Photo by John E Sunshine taken 03/03/06 @ low

Left Line: just drive to the left and bounce, bounce, splash. It is a very real posibility that you could be in for a hard, green water landing if you pull off a big boof so try to drop the knees.

Middle Line: Just start 2 ft to the right of the rooster tail up top and drop down make sure you catch the eddy on the bottom so you don't mistakenly fall over the third drop. You can also go about over to 10 ft to the right of the rooster tail and still be fine, just make sure you dont hit the big rooster tail at the bottom.

Drop Three (Class 5.1, Mile 0.7)

Triple Falls, 3rd drop I

Triple Falls, 3rd drop I
Photo of Josh Werts by Samantha Williams taken 05/20/03 @ unknown

User Comments

Users can submit comments.
April 15 2018 (280 days ago)
Bryce_Kinsey (159871)
High falls has now been run by Ryan Mcavoy and Michael Ferraro on April 15th,2018 both
August 21 2002 (5996 days ago)
Dave SchallDetails
Lots more pictures at:

Associated Projects

  • Little River Access (NC)
    AW worked with the Dupont State Forest to lift the Forest's prohibition on whitewater paddling. Boating became legal in 2002.