Lower Whitewater Falls Hike
ElevationAscent: 843' 257 m
Descent: -844' -257 m
High: 2,135' 651 m
Low: 1,849' 564 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“An out-and-back to view the less-visited Lower Whitewater Falls; part of the tallest chain of falls in the eastern U.S.”— Zander Göpfert
The trail heads along a concrete drainage line before heading up (left) into the woods to the north. After 0.3 miles, the trail heads down toward a river crossing with a couple bridges across Whitewater River.
On the north side of the river, the trail intersects with the Foothills Trail. Continue north (right), following blue blazes and good signage pointing toward Lower Whitewater Falls. This section of the Foothills Trail presents a pretty steady climb.
After just over a mile from the start, look for a connector trail on the right toward the wider Musterground Road section that continues east/southeast. Continue onto the Lower Whitewater Falls Trail as it bends around the western slopes of Whitewater Mountain.
Finally, the trail descends somewhat steeply before culminating at the wooden viewing platform. After enjoying this beautiful reward, retrace your steps back to the starting point.
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Land Manager: USFS - Francis Marion & Sumter National Forest Office