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Address: Sapphire, NC
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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A very large falls

This is one of the largest if not the largest in the eastern US. Grab your friends and family and go see this falls, plan a day of it, because there is a lot of other things to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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117 reviews 117 reviews
17 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is one of the largest if not the largest in the eastern US. Grab your friends and family and go see this falls, plan a day of it, because there is a lot of other things to see and do during your trip. Enjoy..

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Highest waterfalls east of the Rockies. This is undoubtedly a must visit on any itinerary in this part of North Carolina. The falls drop an amazing 400 feet. Part of the Nantahala National Forest. There's a paved walkway down to the overlook. Easy path and well worth the stop.

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Smoky Mountain, Tennessee
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126 reviews 126 reviews
41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I have seen tons of waterfalls all over the country and this is my new #1! Easy to find and well marked. There is a $2 fee and it is on an honor system and well worth it. Easy .5 mile paved trail to see the falls. At the upper viewing area, don't miss the trail/steps to the right. After... More 

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Our recent trip to North Carolina to see the area's waterfalls was fantastic. Our favorite falls was Whitewater Falls. A beautiful falls easily accessed using a short paved trail. A series of steps take you to a platform for an even better view.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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74 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Short walk on a paved trail to view the falls. You are not able to go to the bottom of the falls however you can go down some steps to a landing area for a better view of the falls. Plenty of parking, nice area to visit.

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Tampa, FL
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64 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Easy to locate, good access, handicap friendly and clean bathrooms. $2 fee, or a pass, bring cash. Easy half-mile hike up to the paved walkway To the overlook. A steep stairs down to the overlook leads to an outstanding view.

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Centreville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Super views after a moderate walk. Falls cascade down an impressive way. Rather steep stairs to the best viewing area. This is a fee area but very slight - $2 per car.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Impressive cascades; 5 minute walk. Only downside is that there are no trails to get close to the falls.

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Brooklet, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I stumbled across this waterfall area several years ago and liked it so much we searched the area for it again. This is a huge, gorgeous waterfall; one of the biggest we've seen on the east coast. There is a paved trail and steps to the observation area and they are well worth the view! We went... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful untouched falls with excellent views of it. There are 2 falls, the upper and lower and both are beautiful. Must see if you are in the area.

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