• Excursions

    Cashiers ExcursionsSometimes you want to take a trip and see something nearby. Here are some ideas.

  • Fishing

    Cashiers FishingYou'll find there are plenty of spots to go fishing in and around Cashiers.

  • Hiking

    Cashiers HikingLike to hike? Or just a walk in the woods? Then you're in luck!

  • Mountain Biking

    Cashiers Mountain BikingSome of the best mountain biking in the country is within an hour's drive of Cashiers.

  • Swimming

    Cashiers SwimmingThere are many natural swimming holes for cooling off in the summer!

  • Waterfalls

    Cashiers WaterfallsThe waterfalls around Cashiers range from breathtaking to peaceful to exciting to mammoth.

Rainbow Falls is one of the most dramatic falls in the Cashiers area. Silver Run Falls While it certainly isn't easy to reach, Bull Pen slices right underneath a road bridge. Middle Glen Falls during a rain. Lower Glen Falls
Rainbow Falls is one of the most dramatic falls in the Cashiers area. The 200' fall is located on the Horsepasture River near Sapphire. Get more information about Rainbow Falls »
Silver Run Falls is located just a short hike off of Hwy. 107 south of Cashiers. The 35' waterfall keeps a rather large plunge pool full of water for swimming. Get directions to Silver Run Falls »
While it certainly isn't easy to reach, Bull Pen slices right underneath a road bridge. It's a bit of a drive, but you won't have to go far once you park. More information on Bull Pen and directions »
Upper Glen Falls during a rain. Hiking down from Highlands, the second tier of Glen Falls cascades quite a way. Read more about Glen Falls »
Middle Glen Falls looks like a dream in this time-lapse shot. Find out how to visit Glen Falls »

From the guide

Waterfalls: Whitewater Falls

Whitewater Falls

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Whitewater Falls is perhaps the most famous waterfall in the area. Located on the NC/SC border, this fall is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies. It is also a waterfall that is easy to view. About 15 minutes from Cashiers, there is an observation deck and a paved pathway that leads to the falls.

From the observation deck, probably your first view of Whitewater Falls, you can see the huge drop as the water surges over the edge. Though the falls are very tall, the Whitewater River is very narrow at this point.

If you take the path to the falls edge, be very careful. Several people have lost their lives by venturing too close to the edge. While this is one of the easiest falls to visit in the area, this is still nature and you are responsible for your own actions.

That said, this is a beautiful place and well worth the visit.

From Cashiers, take Hwy. 107 South from the crossroads all the way to the SC state line. Right away, look for a sharp left turn that leads uphill. Follow this road for approximately five minutes until you reach Hwy. 130. Take a left, and the Whitewater Falls parking area will be on your right.

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