Lower Whitewater Falls

GPS for waterfall:  35.01641, -82.99368

Water source:  Whitewater River

Height:  Approximately 200 feet

The upper portion of the falls:


Along the way to the base of Lower Whitewater Falls lies the remains of a small plane, which crashed in 1972, killing all four of its passengers.


From the base:


In the winter months, the view from the overlook shows the waterfall and the plane crash to the left.  In summer months, the greenery hides much of the waterfall from view.

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Parking:  Heading north on Highway 11, turn left on Whitewater Falls Road.  In 9.9 miles, turn right onto Bad Creek Road.  Drive for 2 miles, and turn left, and park in the parking area, GPS 35.01204, -82.99932.

Hike:  The hike to the overlook begins at the Foothills Trail access.  Follow the blue blazes.  The hike is approximately 4.4 miles round trip.

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