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Upper Whitewater Falls to Lower Whitewater Falls

The Basics:
Event Type:
Event Location: North and South Carolina on the Foothills Trail
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 25 2004  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 21 2004 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:24
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 24 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

moderate to strenuous (7 miles)

Join Bruce at the end of his birthday week (4 days after) for this incredibly scenic hike in North and South Carolina. From the parking lot it is a short walk to the overlooks to Upper Whitewater Falls, some 441’ tall, tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi. From the lower overlook, we descend into the Whitewater Gorge on a winding trail replete with spring wildflowers of many types, including many trillium, and others along the way. The trail follows the Whitewater River for a couple of miles, before turning inland to the trail to Lower Whitewater Falls in South Carolina. It is also some 400’ tall. After many photo opportunities and climbing out of the Whitewater Gorge and back to our cars, those who want can dine afterwards at a quaint and inexpensive diner in Walhalla, SC.

Required Items to Bring:
good supportive shoes-hiking boots if you have them
2 liters or quarts of water
packed trail lunch (we will eat by the Whitewater River)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Camera for many beautiful pictures, (cameras with a close focusing lens will get many gorgeous photos of the plethora of wildflowers on this trail this time of year)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:North Carolina, South Carolina Meet at the park and ride only From the park and ride lot we will travel on highway I-85 to the first exit in South Carolina, where we will travel about 32 miles north on Highway 11 north. Here we will turn left and travel to Whitewater Falls Road and just barely into North Carolina where we will park our cars in the National Scenic Park.


Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Not in heavy rain or thunderstorms
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:3 dollars National Park parking fee (pay at the park)
plus shared gas expenses, and about 7-8 dollars for dinner after if you choose to eat.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.