Whitewater Falls

Quarter-mile paved path. Near Cashiers.

County: Jackson 

Driving directions:

From the junction of NC 281 and US 64 west of Lake Toxaway, drive south on NC 281 for 8.5 miles and turn left at the sign for Whitewater Falls. The road leads a short distance to a large parking area. A small fee is charged for parking.


Walking directions:

From the turnaround at the lower end of the parking area, a paved path leads to an upper overlook of the falls. Ignore the inaccurate sign that says it’s 0.5 mile to the falls. It’s actually less than 0.25 mile to the overlook. The path isn’t level, but it might be doable for strong-armed persons in wheelchairs.


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