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Review of Whitewater Falls

Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Sapphire
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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.
Reviewed November 18, 2013

These falls are the highest in the area and are beautiful. The look-out area, though pretty far from the falls, is relatively easy to reach and on paved path the whole way. Accessible to all. There is a huge staircase by the overlook that leads to another look-out spot that is a bit closer. But even those that don't get around easily can make this "climb".

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is an easy walking fall. You must stop by and see. It is an easy walk for beginners. Take your camera and there are places to stop and take amazing photos

Thank Curry H
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

A very easy walk from the parking lot to the view of the falls. There is a lower viewing platform that is even better. This is a must see if in the area. The trail to the lower falls is a bit of a hike and not for the timid.

1  Thank GCourter
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were staying at the Greystone Inn at Lake Toxaway so this was a nice short trip. Very easy to get to. A good idea to make sure you have a little cash with you as you are asked to make a $2.00 donation - there is an attendant in the parking lot but they do not have any change. Certainly agree with the reviews of this as a beautiful waterfall...it is just a very short walk to get to the overlook locations. We tend to like to do a little more hiking to get there and also enjoy falls where you can get a little closer.

Thank Jbish5150
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Thank goodness for the "USA Today" listing for the Top 10 Waterfalls in the USA. We've been coming up to Highlands, NC, for decades and had never heard of this waterfall. It is truly magnificent. Way off the beaten track, but paved roads all the way, plenty of parking, and perhaps a ten minute walk on a paved path bring you to the first viewing station. Breathtaking. A short walk down to the next station is even more rewarding. Gorgeous with these fall colors. A great view any time of year. "USA Today" says this is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies Make it a point to vist here if you are even close. Garmin knows exactly where it is...

Thank Orangegator
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