Whitewater Falls

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Whitewater Falls
4.5
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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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SueDon
Avon Park, FL102 contributions
Amazing Falls!
Sep 2021
Beautiful falls just a 20 minute drive from Cashiers! Plenty of parking and a slight uphill hike to an overlook to the falls. To get a better, more closer look you have to walk down several flights of stairs. Can't wait to visit again in the fall when the leaves change.
Written September 6, 2021
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edwarddK6503KY
Spartanburg, SC10 contributions
Worth the Stop
Aug 2021
Great scenic view. I would not walk down or upto the falls personally, but I understand the hike is very nice. The view of the falls from the overlook is nice too and to see these falls in our area is worth it. Higher than Niagara, just not as much water.
Written August 7, 2021
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dorsalmo
Florissant, MO863 contributions
Highest waterfall in the East
Jun 2021
Depending on how you measure it, this is the tallest waterfall in the Eastern United States. However, it is quite a bit away from most tourist attractions. We would say it's worth the drive. If you are on the "waterfall byway" in North Carolina, you need to take the 10 mile or so side trip to see this one. The walk to the overlook is nice too. It is a bit of a trek, though, so be prepared for it - all paved, though. Also, you probably want to go down the steps to see the falls closer up than from the top. That means, of course, you have to walk back up those stairs... Well worth it, though.
Written July 26, 2021
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NoPlaceLikeHome
Seneca, SC239 contributions
Beautiful Falls
Jul 2021 • Family
The falls are beautiful. The best view of the falls requires uphill walk from the parking lot and then walking down quite a few flights of stairs (and backup again). If you can handle the walking and stairs, it’s worth a quick stop on your way to and from your main destination.
Written July 6, 2021
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Ronda C
68 contributions
Impressive but you can’t get too close
Jun 2021 • Family
This is a beautiful waterfall but you have to observe it from quite a distance away....I’m glad we went but I recommend Pearson Falls Glen in Saluda even more!
Written June 11, 2021
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Sue H
Franklin, MA135 contributions
A Must for Waterfall Fans
May 2021
Access to Whitewater Falls is located off of Rt 281. From the visitors center there is a winding road to the trail head. When you get to the parking lot there is a nice picnic area to the left. The trail to the falls is an easy, short walk which takes you to the lookout for the top half of the falls. To get the best view you must take a lot of stairs to the lower level. It is worth the effort. If you are a waterfall fan this is a must.
Written May 12, 2021
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mhgolf
Decatur, GA56 contributions
Fantastic
Apr 2021
Simply amazing. The best $3 I have paid in quite awhile. This may be the best combination of an easy walk; on a paved walk way to a fabulous waterfall in the world. Just awesome. At the end of the walkway, take the 150 steps down to an even better view.
Written April 20, 2021
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texdawg89
Bogart, GA436 contributions
Spectacular to see and hypnotic to view that much water falling that far!!
Apr 2021
This is a "see it once and be amazed" attraction. Tough to get to over winding mountain two-lane with very little signage pointing the way. It's actually in the middle of nowhere but the parking lot and walking trail are clean and paved with sturdy wooden stairs leading to a nice observation platform. These falls are truly gorgeous to see. We were there in April and the flow was so fast the water "leaped" over the rocks and literally made a huge spray going down the falls. This is supposed to be the highest falls East of the Mississippi and it is spectacular, Takes a while to get there but worth a day trip.
Written April 6, 2021
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slansky
Boston, MA101 contributions
Be Patient on A Cloudy Day!
Feb 2021
So gorgeous! Remember, however, that this area is considered temperate rainforest so there are a lot of cloudy days! (At least in February!) We stayed at the viewing platform for about 15 minutes and finally the clouds cleared for long enough for us to appreciate the full magnitude of the falls. Wow! There's a good quick 25ish minute hiking loop you can do from the falls that will bring you along the mountainside and back up behind the bathrooms in the parking area.
You can't get too close to the falls so it's hard to fully comprehend their full size, but they are still impressive!
Written March 23, 2021
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Melanie
Jacksonville, FL8 contributions
A nice quick hike
Mar 2021
Awesome spot and well worth the walk. The park ranger was nice and gave us a little information on what to expect.
Written March 18, 2021
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