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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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Whitewater Falls

At 411 feet these falls are the tallest east of the Mississippi. It cost two dollars for your vehicle. It's 1/2 mile hike on a paved path. the falls are just beautiful from there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

These falls are quite the spectacle and a nice way to cap off a day of sightseeing. Unfortunately, they don't hold up as a standalone attraction. You must first park your car, leave $2 in a bucket, and walk uphill to the lookout platform to see them. You can't get near them or hike down to the landing. There are... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

At 411 feet these falls are the tallest east of the Mississippi. It cost two dollars for your vehicle. It's 1/2 mile hike on a paved path. the falls are just beautiful from there but we chose to go down the stairs (about 150 of them) to the a platform and the falls took your breath away. You could have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Do not pass up on this accessible hike to view a truly beautiful waterfall! You have the option of walking down stairs (over 100 of them) to a platform, where the photo ops are worth it. The falls are easily viewed from the upper walkway as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We couldn't get very close but we had a wonderful hike on a shaded path through thew woods. It's probably too far for small children. Bring water in the summer.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was a short trip to the waterfall. Believe it took about 30 minutes to get there, Once there it was worth it.

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

People often hike here during the day. It's a paved trail and wheelchair accessible. However, a full moon reflects brightly on the white water and it's spectacular on such a night. PLEASE USE CAUTION!!! The trail is there for your pleasue and safety. Too many people have died here, getting off the trail. We just had another rescue last week.... More 

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Whitewater Falls at 411 feet is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies. From the parking lot there is a easy walk of about 0.5 mile to steps (154 steps roundtrip) going down to a viewing platform. You can see the waterfall from the top of the steps if you don't want to go to the viewing platform. The waterfall... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My father, grandson and I went to whitewater falls recreation area. It was the first time my grandson had been there to see the highest cascading falls in the Eastern U.S. My father and I had been there in the 1950's when the falls were in a wilderness and barely accessible area. There were a lot of people there and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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

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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