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Whitewater Falls

Address: Sapphire, NC
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Sapphire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A favorite spot for hikers and picnickers, this scenic area features the Whitewater River dropping...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner 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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Sapphire, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not to be missed. Good parking and an easy walk to the falls. Can be a little difficult to get to the best viewing for someone impaired physically, but easy to see the falls and they are beautiful.

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Camden, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Started our day off today with the very easy trip to Whitewater Falls. A glorious late winter day with a cloudless sky and this spectacular waterfall. Mid week in February and no one there.Easy car ride and very short walk.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Is this really the largest falls east of the Rockies? I have no idea but it was big! The National Park Service claims it is and I can see why. We hit the hiking trails hard the day before and wanted to take it somewhat easy today. Whitewater Falls is an easy walk on a paved road to the top... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A little out of the way but worth the drive. There's a great viewing platform with quite a few steps to get to it. The true beauty of this place is the hike down to the river below, plan to spend two to three hours if you do. Bring some cash for the parking fee (I think it was $3)

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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Not going to stretch the truth, we are not hikers, but enjoy natural wonders. This was easy to get to by car from Cashiers. For a very small parking fee, and a quick jaunt down a trail (no boots needed), we had a truly breathtaking experience.

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

At 411 feet, it's the tallest falls east of the Rocky Mountains. There is a a $2.00 park fee but that's a drop in the bucket to a sight of all sites. There are trails for additional hiking that will take you to the bottom of the falls (no views of the falls past the "No views past this point... More 

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Atlanta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went in December and the falls were almost vacant so we had the place to ourselves. Wish we could've gotten a little closer but for the size of the falls you wouldn't be able to see much and it was covered in ice.

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Gorgeous waterfalls! The trail is very easy to walk. You see so many people taking photos of these waterfalls. Stunning and sensational are words that come to mind.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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94 reviews 94 reviews
67 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Before you get to the falls there is a pull off with a beautiful view of a Lake its called Bad Creek worth a stop. Once you get to the falls there is a 2.00 fee to park they have the envelopes and drop box near the trail head to the falls. Its a short walk uphill with a nice... More 

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Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Short 1/2 mile easy hike to the falls. It was very cold, icicles coming out of the mountains all around, and you could hear the falls before you could see them. I stood in awe as the rumbling water made its way down the mountain creating a beautiful escape from the barren trees and the hints of coming winter. Well... More 

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