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One of my favorite things about hiking or backpacking is checking out new waterfalls. I've visited many especially in Western NC and I never get tired of seeing them. They are all different with different personalities. For anyone who's interested here is a good interactive online map for this area.

NC Waterfall Map (Interactive)

I just thought I'd share a few of the ones I've photographed.

Whitewater Falls



Virginia Hawkins Falls



Indian Creek Falls



Glen Falls



Cranberry Falls



Courthouse Falls



Cathedral Falls



Unnamed minor falls I



Unnamed minor falls II



So, so, so many more waterfalls to check out!!!!
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Beautiful!  I have visited several of those.  Have not been to Va. Hawkins Falls. Doubtful I've been to the cascades you posted. Went looking for Cranberry Falls unsuccessfully.  If that is the one over near Cherokee?  Had the way points, but ended up in a residential area and felt uncomfortable about just traipsing through yards and houses to visit.  Did not see anyone out stirring to ask that day.  Thanks for sharing your photography! You did good! :-D

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Beautiful!....Went looking for Cranberry Falls unsuccessfully.  If that is the one over near Cherokee?

Thanks!

Opps...that is "Crabtree Falls" which is on the Blue Ridge Parkway by Little Switzerland.
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Virginia Hawkins falls is actually in South Carolina just east of Lake Jocassee on Laural Fork Creek.  The Foothills Trail which runs from Oconee State Park, SC to Table Rock State Park, SC runs right past it.  The trail does cross into NC for several miles near Whitewater Falls though.

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Oh ok! Having not found Cranberry Falls I was not sure. I have been to Crabtree Falls though.   It was not Autumn. It was early Summer. Pretty place! I found out there are more waterfalls not listed in that area. However they are hard to locate and access. :-(

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There are several waterfalls near Whitewater Falls that are easy to access.  Issaqueena Falls is at Stumphouse Tunnel, King Creek Falls and Spoon Auger Falls are very short hikes from Burrells Ford on the Chattooga River and of course Whitewater Falls (both upper and lower).  Drive from Issaqueena (southern most of the ones listed) to Whitewater (northern most) in half an hour and none are more than a mile walk from where you would park your car.  The hike to observe Lower Whitewater Falls is a bit longer, but well worth the hike.

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Great suggestions! I have visited all those. When you went to Isaqueena Falls did you get BEHIND the waterfall on the ledge? Wow! It was cool.   Remember....... BEHIND the waterfall no one can hear you scream! :-)

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No, I've not been behind the falls.  I have made it to the end of Stumphouse Tunnel though!

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The first time behind Isaqueena Falls was more fun. 2nd time was not as big a deal  having done it before.  Lots of gorgeous waterfalls in Upstate SC!

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Awesome pictures, and thanks for sharing that map link. Hope I get to visit some of those this spring/summer.

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Great pics! Have to check out that map when I replace my fried computer.
I've got a book "Great Waterfalls of North Carolina-A Guide for Hikers, Photographers, and Waterfall Enthusiasts" by a Neil Regan that has descriptions, pics, and area maps for 65 falls.
NC is quite a drive from here, though. Wish I'd explored more of the state when stationed at Ft. Bragg, but I'm a couple of decades past that opportunity!
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There are lots of waterfalls in N. GA as well. Over 200 here. I suspect pretty much any state with the Appalachians attached to them is gonna have tons of waterfalls. But NC & GA have gobs of them. Makes for a good hiking destination in many cases.

On some day hikes I'll pick out up to 6 waterfalls to visit in a single day because many of the hikes might only be 1 or 2 miles or even 1/4 mile. That way you get a full day of hiking & exploring and you visit tons of different spots all in the same close proximity to each.

More NC waterfalls....

Kalakaleskies Falls



Cullasaja Falls



Triple Falls



Hooker Falls



Lower Falls @ Graveyard Fields...in the fog

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Nice pics!

I've been to some of those, and many others in NC.

One of these years I hope to make it further down the Horsepasture to Windy falls, even though I've heard it's very difficult to photograph. Last time I visted the area Drift Falls was on private property (you could still see it though); Turtleback is very nice, Rainbow is awesome, and I've made it down to Stairway, but Windy is still on my to-do list.


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