High rock face with a few large potholes. On a few days each year it becomes the most powerful waterfall in north carolina when water is released from the upriver dam for kayakers.
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Waterfalls in sapphire nc. The hike consists of multiple trails so a panthertown valley map is highly recommended. Reviews on hiking trails with waterfalls in sapphire nc 28774 gorges state park whitewater falls secret falls whiteside mountain trail charlie falls chinquapin oxbow river snorkeling twin falls trailhead a k a reedy cove falls devil s fork state park silver run falls. Cashiers sliding rock above left.
This is a stunning waterfall. Beauty at it s best. Schoolhouse falls a 2 5 mile round trip hike in nantahala national forest takes you to small cascades that culminate in an 18 foot freefall.
The drive to get here from sapphire or cashiers is also a shirt easydrive. Rainbow falls is the most gorgeous waterfall i ve ever seen in nc and just a short hike away is turtleback falls which is worth the extra distance to go see. See reviews and photos of waterfalls in sapphire north carolina on tripadvisor.
Hiking trails take you to the top bottom of this fall but hiking is not necessary to view this waterfall. The trailhead to rainbow falls begins inside gorges state park at the grassy ridge parking area. Gorges state park is just off highway 281 about 1 mile south of highway 64 between lake toxaway and sapphire north carolina.
About 1 5 miles past the entrance on grassy ridge road. Over the 3 5 mi course of the river between the two falls the whitewater river drops 1 500 ft. See our high falls guide.
A good chunk of the walk is right alongside the river with several spots where you could get up close. This hike is definitely worth the views. Waterfall is higher than niagara falls and is the highest waterfall in the eastern u s.
Panthertown trailhead hogback spur a lake toxaway nc 28747 828 848 8711. This natural waterslide created by the chattooga river glides over a 10 ft. Sapphire nc 28774 828 966 9099.
North carolina 754 contributions 247 helpful votes. Move your mouse over a waterfall symbol to see its name and click to find a photo and more information about that waterfall. I fact i think it may be one of the tallest in the area.
More information includes a description statistics directions to the trailhead and trail directions wherever possible. Delightful short easy walk to enjoy magnificent falls. From intersection of us 64 and nc 107 take nc 107 south for approximately 10 mi.
Whitewater falls is a series of waterfalls and cascades on the whitewater river in north carolina and south carolina.