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Whitewater Falls

Address: Sapphire, NC
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95%
Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Sapphire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Owner description: A favorite spot for hikers and picnickers, this scenic area features the Whitewater River dropping more than 400 feet in a series of cascading falls.
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Satellite Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is by all standards a beautiful waterfall at 411 feet, but gets only 4 out of 5 due to it's limited accessibility. There is a paved 1/2 mile uphill path to the falls that leads to the only viewing spot for these falls. Basically you can get one view and one shot of these falls as the trees and... More

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North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I have travelled the world searching out waterfalls.......but there are few more spectacular than Whitewater Falls.........right here the USA! And the falls are easily accessed.........and to top that off, they are handicapped accessible. Further, and pretty much unknown, there is a Lower Whitewater Falls.........a short distance from the Upper Falls.........that is equally spectacular. The Lower Falls involves... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A short hike on a paved trail to the highest falls in the East. Can't beat that, especially when you can enjoy the fall colors at the same time. Best on a weekday, when it's not crowded and you can enjoy your time at the overlooks. And don't miss the stairs to the second overlook ... can't beat the view!

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St. Marys, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Whitewater Falls is by far one of the most impressive waterfalls in the area. If you are in the area, do not miss a chance to see this gorgeous site. You can see the falls from the top observation area or take some steps down to the water level. I just can't imagine being in this area without visiting Whitewater... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a gorgeous waterfall. Perhaps one of the most beautiful in the country. Unfortunately the observation deck's keep you quite a bit away from it. I would recommend binoculars and possibly a telephoto lens for your camera. There are two parking areas that will take you to the observation decks. They are less then a quarter of a mile... More

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Chantilly, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It's the most impressive falls in the North Carolina mountains. I have seen it many times. It's best to go after there's been lots of rain.

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews 126 reviews
57 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is by far the best waterfall I've seen in a long time; and I've seen a lot! There is a paved path from the parking lot to the top observation area for the falls; it had a pretty good grade in the path. It's 158 steps down to the lower observation area, but it is a MUST SEE! The... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Better than a five! This place is beautiful. Please be prepared for a hike. Take water and enjoy the scenery.

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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful from the parking area but truly spectacular and impressive if you can hike the trail down to the river. DO NOT climb on these falls as they are unforgiving and really dangerous up close.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Great view and easy access. Definitely worth a shirt detour to see if you are in the area. Also, there are a lot of other waterfalls in the area if you are willing to hike a few trails and seek out directions.

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