Many of the scenes were shot on location in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The scenes at the end of the film were shot in Hickory Nut Gorge, some sites of which I have posted here online. Shumont Mountain and Hickory Nut Gorge and The Jeep Trail. Some scenes were shot near Craggy Pinnacle (the forest scenes where Mogwa betrays the British troops and they get waylaid along the forest trail, plus the shots of Hawkeye running through the old growth forests.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."