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Whitewater Falls

Address: Sapphire, NC
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Sapphire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: A favorite spot for hikers and picnickers, this scenic area features the Whitewater River dropping...
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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117 helpful votes 117 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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89 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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11 helpful votes 11 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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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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