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Whitewater Falls

Sapphire, NC
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Sapphire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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283 reviews 283 reviews
23 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Viewing the falls from the best vantage point requires climbing 137 steps in each direction. The path to the falls is only a half mile but then there are the steps. A parking and use fee is required but your Golden passport works for senior citizens. The falls is fast moving and a very long drop.

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Orlando, FL
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is the highest waterfall in the Eastern US. It is also a 1/2 mile walk on a paved path and a 1/2 mile back. The path was no problem for young kids and a stroller. At the half mile mark, there are some stairs (.1 mile) down to a platform with a better view of the waterfall. The park... More

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Liberty Township, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

been nice to have been able to get closer to the falls, still at a distant overlook was very impressive.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Easy access to falls viewing site. Hike down to valley is challenging. Do not recommend for young children or people with heart problems

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Miami, FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Pretty view of waterfall with easy access. We stopped on the way back from breakfast and we did not have proper attire to do the hike. However, the area is very well maintained with a walk up and steps down that were very accessible and easily done.

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Tampa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This waterfall is near Gorges Park, so if you are planning a trip there, be sure to make time to visit this waterfall, it it stunning! Not everyone in our group wanted to make the trek to the bottom, but we did go down to the second level and we were still able to get a great view and take... More

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Greenville, SC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Thought I would post a review of the trail below White Water Falls; its about 3/4 mile (?) down to the valley floor; lots of stairs and switch backs plus steep at times; but trail was well groomed and maintained; wear appropriate shoes and take a walking stick if needed. I did get a brush with poison ivy/oak (?) and... More

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Hollywod, Fl.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

On our trip to NC and Tennessee, we saw many waterfalls. Whitewater falls was definitely one of...if not...the best one we saw. It's an easy walk to it. There are minimal steps to walk to get a better view of the fall. The other reviews are correct....it's a shame you cannot get closer. It's so spectacular. Definitely make this a... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I doubt I can add to anything that others have offered. The park is about 10 miles out of Sapphire. It's a self administered $2 per car fee, so take cash. The walk is pleasant, paved and up hill. At the top you get a great view and access to stairs down to another viewing platform that will add a... More

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Danielsville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Beautiful. They do need to do a little cutting back on the brush at the lookout point. Easy to get to and worth the 1/2 mile walk up to the fall. The walkway is paved and clean.

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