Hike Upper Whitewater Falls

 17 May
 Upper Whitewater Falls
  - - Salem - United States
 Mike Trammell
Upper Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies. The falls plunge an amazing 411 feet! South Carolina's Lower Whitewater Falls drops another 400 feet. Because of the escarpment's difficult access and rugged terrain, much of the area receives few visitors and has remained wild and undeveloped over the years. In the cool, moist shade of steep slopes and rock cliffs, wildflowers and salamanders abound. This wild land is also a perfect haven for a rich array of ferns, mosses, and fungi. Enjoy the beauty of berries and blooms throughout the seasons. Hike Distance: 5 miles (out and back) Elevation gain: 800 ft. Hike Rating: Moderately Difficult Drive Time: 1 hr. 20 min. Everyone meet in the front parking area of (old) Kmart/Bilo 5155 Calhoun Memorial Hwy. Easley, SC at 8:15 am for a head count and to arrange vehicles. We'll leave at 8:30 am. Gratuity: $5.00 per person (for vehicle gas)

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