Waterfalls in the Southeast

The southeast is a treasure chest of waterfall and Greenville is in the middle of them all.

Carrick Creek Falls in Table Rock Mountain State Park, South Carolina

The southeast is a treasure chest of waterfalls and Greenville is located in the middle of them all. From the iconic Reedy River Falls in downtown to the hidden falls in the mountains, you can spend a lifetime visiting all of the waterfalls in the region. Each waterfall is unique and in the summer there is nothing better than cooling off in the mountain water while exploring a new waterfall. We love adding waterfalls to our adventures whenever possible. Here are some of our favorite day trips that feature beautiful waterfalls.

  • Kayaking and Waterfalls:  Lake Jocassee is our favorite lake in the upstate of South Carolina partially because of the waterfalls feeding into the clear blue waters. In a strong day of paddling, you can see Whitewater Falls, Wright’s Creek Falls, and Thompson Creek.
  • Mountain Biking and Waterfalls: Dupont State Park in Brevard, North Carolina has it all: massive waterfalls, slick rock trails, and local breweries. Spend a couple of hours biking on the trails and cool off by dipping in the refreshing mountain waters.
  • Hiking and Waterfalls: Panthertown Valley is tucked away in Nantahala National Forest of North Carolina. The valley is fondly called the Yosemite of the East because it features large granite domes and an abundance of waterfalls. The tangle of trails makes it easy to create a loop of any distance while visiting a handful of waterfalls.  

Helpful Resources

Thankfully, multiple resources have been created to highlight the waterfalls, so we can spend time enjoying their beauty. Below are three websites that provide driving directions and hiking descriptions for waterfalls in the Upstate of South Carolina, Western North Carolina, and North Georgia.

North Carolina
Wright Creek Falls on Lake Jocassee in South Carolina
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