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Whitewater Falls

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Address: Sapphire, NC
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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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Lovely

Wonderful hikes in the area. Just a lovely lovely place. We took a picnic and sat on a rock in the river to enjoy.!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sdealexandris
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Sarasota
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Sarasota
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful hikes in the area. Just a lovely lovely place. We took a picnic and sat on a rock in the river to enjoy.!

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Alabama
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373 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi and cannot be seen all from one spot. There are some paths down to the lower falls from the parking are, but one is very dangerous and many people have fallen to their deaths. Don't join them. There is a very convenient set of steps down to a lower observation... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

A must see if you are in the area. Pay the park fee and walk in to see the falls. We didn't walk down because we were with small kids but absolutely amazing!!

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We tried to visit on Tuesday 11/22 but the Forest Service had closed the gate for the parking lot and posted signs warning it was closed and fines of up to $5000 would be given for people who left their cars. We were so sorry to learn this as we know it is a gorgeous place to visit - we'll... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Gorgeous views and great trails! You can hike to get better views of the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful fall colors

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

If you're looking for an easy hike and beautiful views, this is it. Hike the paved path, climb a few stairs, and you'll be happy. If you're a hiker, you can continue on the non-paved trail, which gets very steep, but also can get you closer to the falls.

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Waterloo, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

There is a short hike up to the viewing area but its paved and well maintained. There are a lot of stairs that go down to another viewing platform that are again well take care of. It won't be a long visit but its a worthwhile one.

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Florence, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

They were closed due to a recent fire. Was looking forward to this visit. So sad for the fire and was told it had burn some of the observation deck. Hope to visit again when restored!

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

This waterfall is one of the most beautiful of all the falls I have visited this year. It is easy to walk to from the parking area but does take quite a bit of stamina to walk down the huge staircase to arrive at the base of the falls but it is still a worthwhile visit even if you do... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

As a local, this is one of the stopping points for all our visitors. Most everyone says it is more than worth the stop and going down the steps to the lower platform. Of course, during a rainy time it is always at its peak!

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