4 Must-See Waterfalls Are in This Southern State
If you're sticking to the beaches, rivers, and lakes that you're used to this summer, all the power to you. But why not chase some waterfalls? While you may think you need to hop a flight to Yosemite or Niagara to catch some awe-inspiring falls, the mountain towns of Jackson County, North Carolina are actually an oasis for the natural wonder. As you venture out for a hike on the trails of Cashiers, Cherokee, Sylva, Dillsboro, and more, Jackson County boasts 25+ waterfalls worthy of a day trip. Scroll down to see some of our favorites.
Silver Run Falls
A beloved spot for adventurers of all ages, this 40-foot stunner deposits its glimmering waters in Silver Run Creek. P.S. Don't you forget to pack a picnic! Learn more and get hiking information here.
A difficult albeit dreamy hike rewards visitors with jaw-dropping views of water cascading over an approximately 100-foot cliff into a boulder-studded pool below. Learn more and get hiking information here.
You'll love this eye-catching medley of small cascades that end in a stunning free fall from Greenland Creek. It may only be around a 20-foot drop, but the gorgeous scenery here is bound to stay with you for a long time. Learn more and get hiking information here.
You may not be out west in the Rocky Mountains, but you'll certainly see what some of that reverence is all about at Whitewater Falls, one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rockies. The mighty falls descend 811 feet in all, and a newly-paved path makes checking out the view from an overlook and stopping for a bite to eat a breeze. Learn more and get hiking information here.