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Next to the overlook is the trail to the Whitewater River Bridge. There is one additional view of the Falls Just below the overlook. While the trail is Just over one-half mile, it is steep with more than 250 steps. Stay on the trail and avoid climbing on adjacent rocks which can be wet or slippery. At the bottom is the new bridge put in place by helicopter in 1993. Across the bridge is the eastern section of the Foothills Trail. Brochures for this trail can be obtained from the Forest Service.Directions
From Cashiers, drive south on NC and SC 107 9.3 miles to SC 413 and a sign for Whitewater Falls. Turn left and continue 2.3 miles to the intersection with SC 130. Hake another left and drive north on SC 130, which becomes NC 281 at the state line. Just beyond the state line is a sign for Whitewater Falls. Visitors coming from Toxaway and other points east should start at US 64 and 281 and drive south 8.6 miles to the Whitewater Falls parking area. New toilets are near the parking area.Highlights
Whitewater Falls has a drop of 411 feet, the highest mayor waterfall east of the Rockies. While the White River Bridge trail is just over one-half mile, it is steep with more than 250 steps.