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Address: Sapphire, NC
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Description: A favorite spot for hikers and picnickers, this scenic area features the...
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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It was a beautiful view with an easy walk down to the bottom. My 5 year old did it by herself with no complaints. The drop is very steep past the small fence. Watch the children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Chris W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful view with an easy walk down to the bottom. My 5 year old did it by herself with no complaints. The drop is very steep past the small fence. Watch the children (no my kids didn't get close, just an observation)

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful!!!! Can be viewed from the top but much better when viewed from below. Easy getting down, but a lot of steps coming back up back up.

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Loudon, Tennessee
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There is a $2.00 fee per car for this attraction. Payment is on the honor system. It's a short walk on a paved path to see these magnificent falls. They can be seen from the top but you get a better view if you go down the 142 steps to the lower level.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This fall is as easily accessed as they come. Pull into a parking lot and walk up a paved road. Its the tallest fall east of the rockies and if in the area you should stop and take a look.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Awesome view and a very cool place of nature to visit. The falls were an awesome sight and worth the trip down the many flights of stairs. It is about 300 steps all the way to the bottom where there is a swimming hole to enjoy and cool off. In addition there is a small picnic area and large field... More 

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FLORIDA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great waterfall with a short walk to it. Walked down the steps to an ever better view. Beautiful overlooks there too. Only 2 dollars a car donation for upkeep of things. Must see if you like nature.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Easy to access and so incredibly gorgeous! You can view without going down the 150 steps but if possible it is worth going up and down the steps for a better view!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It really is a beautiful view of the waterfall. It is not a fall that you can get right up to, but the walk to the upper viewing sight is easy and well kept 0.5 mile trail. They even have two park benches to take in the view of the valley while you rest a moment. The stairway down to... More 

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stanv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The drive on 281S is beautiful in itself. The park is well maintained with bathrooms and picnic tables available. The paved path to the overlook is wide and flat with a very easy grade that almost anyone can walk. There are 154 steps to get down to another viewing area that is spectacular.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I came across a picture of Whitewater Falls on Pinterest and planned a trip to see it and other falls in North Carolina. Whitewater Falls is truly majestic, but the views are limited. From the parking lot it's a half mile on a paved path to the upper view, then down about 80 steps to a viewing platform where you... More 

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Address: Sapphire, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Sapphire

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