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Whitewater Falls

Sapphire, NC
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Sapphire
Type: Waterfalls
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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Calhoun, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Today we stopped to see the falls after seeing so many great reviews. It was absolutely gorgeous! But beware that there are several stops and signs leading to the falls from cashiers off south 107. The first said 5.5 miles and the next said .8. We assumed this was the half mile trail and started it. It was great but... More

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Jefferson, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Our family outing led us to this gem in the mountains. We stopped in on our way elsewhere and wound up spending several hours here. The views here are incredible, especially after the easy climb to the top of the paved trail. We were surprised to see such a beautiful waterfall. Simply Amazing. There is a paved parking area with... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Parking has an honor system fee of $2, but fee is waived for federal holidays. There is a short (half mile) uphill hike to the viewing area for these very tall falls on the opposite side of the ravine they feed into. There were steps leading down toward the bottom from this overlook, but we did not take the bait.... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

These falls are about half mile walk round trip from parking lot and well worth the trek. There is a viewing area that has quite a few steps down and back, but also worth the effort. We took our adult children in December for a sightseeing day in the mountains and they were also amazed. While they could have hiked... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

These falls are the highest in the area and are beautiful. The look-out area, though pretty far from the falls, is relatively easy to reach and on paved path the whole way. Accessible to all. There is a huge staircase by the overlook that leads to another look-out spot that is a bit closer. But even those that don't get... More

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is an easy walking fall. You must stop by and see. It is an easy walk for beginners. Take your camera and there are places to stop and take amazing photos

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St Augustine, Fl
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

A very easy walk from the parking lot to the view of the falls. There is a lower viewing platform that is even better. This is a must see if in the area. The trail to the lower falls is a bit of a hike and not for the timid.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were staying at the Greystone Inn at Lake Toxaway so this was a nice short trip. Very easy to get to. A good idea to make sure you have a little cash with you as you are asked to make a $2.00 donation - there is an attendant in the parking lot but they do not have any change.... More

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Anchorage
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Thank goodness for the "USA Today" listing for the Top 10 Waterfalls in the USA. We've been coming up to Highlands, NC, for decades and had never heard of this waterfall. It is truly magnificent. Way off the beaten track, but paved roads all the way, plenty of parking, and perhaps a ten minute walk on a paved path bring... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed at Devils Fork Camp Ground and drove over to see the falls. You can almost drive up to the falls. 1/2 mile walk to the overlook is all it takes. Come when the leaves are changing and you will get a bonus experience.

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