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Whitewater Falls

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Address: Sapphire, NC
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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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We enjoyed this overlooks of the falls. The short hike was easy on the paved path and even the stairs were not to bad. It had rained recently so the falls were roaring. Got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this overlooks of the falls. The short hike was easy on the paved path and even the stairs were not to bad. It had rained recently so the falls were roaring. Got sine nice photos as well.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Weather was a little cloudy with scattered rain, but after a short walk up the hill the view of the Whitewater Falls from the top area was outstanding. The walk down the steps to the lower viewing platform makes for an even better view of the falls. With the recent rainfall the falls were flowing very well. The walk back... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Clean well managed parking area led us to a short walk up a paved path to the initial view of the awesome falls. However, the best view is down a short set of 154 steps to a viewing platform. It was worth the walk down. Easy steps back up, take your time.

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Hollywood
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We went here and found that it was a great view for a very large waterfall. It was a short walk and round trip from the parking lot was one mile. There are stairs to the lower viewing area so be prepared for that.

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Sapphire, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

worth the short walk up a very nice paved path. Very accessible for families young and old alike. Good parking a very nice visit.

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Just a short walk and about 150 stairs take you to a beautiful cascading waterfall. A must do on your trip to this area!!!!

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Easy walk up paved path for view of the falls. Sit on the bench at the top for beautiful view of Lake Jocassee. Go down the stairs to the observation deck for the best view of the falls. Well worth the $2 honor fee. We came here the 1st and last day of our vacation.

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Fairborn, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Easy 1/2 mile paved trail to see the falls. At the upper viewing area, you should take the trail/steps to the right. About 125 steep steps you reach the lower viewing area, which is still a good distance from the falls but it's as close as you can get. Best place for pictures of the falls.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Address: Address: Sapphire, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Sapphire

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