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Whitewater Falls

Address: Sapphire, NC
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95%
Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Sapphire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A favorite spot for hikers and picnickers, this scenic area features the Whitewater River dropping...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A little out of the way but worth the drive. There's a great viewing platform with quite a few steps to get to it. The true beauty of this place is the hike down to the river below, plan to spend two to three hours if you do. Bring some cash for the parking fee (I think it was $3)

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Not going to stretch the truth, we are not hikers, but enjoy natural wonders. This was easy to get to by car from Cashiers. For a very small parking fee, and a quick jaunt down a trail (no boots needed), we had a truly breathtaking experience.

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

At 411 feet, it's the tallest falls east of the Rocky Mountains. There is a a $2.00 park fee but that's a drop in the bucket to a sight of all sites. There are trails for additional hiking that will take you to the bottom of the falls (no views of the falls past the "No views past this point... More 

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Atlanta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went in December and the falls were almost vacant so we had the place to ourselves. Wish we could've gotten a little closer but for the size of the falls you wouldn't be able to see much and it was covered in ice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Gorgeous waterfalls! The trail is very easy to walk. You see so many people taking photos of these waterfalls. Stunning and sensational are words that come to mind.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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94 reviews 94 reviews
67 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Before you get to the falls there is a pull off with a beautiful view of a Lake its called Bad Creek worth a stop. Once you get to the falls there is a 2.00 fee to park they have the envelopes and drop box near the trail head to the falls. Its a short walk uphill with a nice... More 

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Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Short 1/2 mile easy hike to the falls. It was very cold, icicles coming out of the mountains all around, and you could hear the falls before you could see them. I stood in awe as the rumbling water made its way down the mountain creating a beautiful escape from the barren trees and the hints of coming winter. Well... More 

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is a short walk to see the falls. They are well worth the short hike. We did not go down the stairs to the bottom. The first place to see the falls is quite impressive. Definitely wortk seeing.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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8 reviews 8 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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