Western North Carolina is famous for waterfalls and our county (Transylvania) boasts over 250 waterfalls. You can imagine how many people visit our county just to see the waterfalls. Chris and I were initially enamored with all of this natural beauty surrounding us and as life got busy we let our waterfall viewing and hiking go by the wayside.
Chris has been able to spend a little bit more time at home so we have been taking full advantage of that and going on a few little day hiking trips here there and everywhere. It has been wonderful. So I plan to bring some more Waterfall Wednesdays to the blog and share our beautiful scenery with my readers.
The first time we have been out in ages to enjoy the falls so we did a quick overview of some of the easier ones to access. We spent the day driving and while I had already been to all of these they were still spectacular due to our frequent and plentiful rain. I never tire of seeing them even if I have seen them before.
First up is a view of Lower Whitewater Falls from the Bad Creek Pumped Storage Hydro Station (Duke Energy). We were able to view it from a distance and it was pretty spectacular. With no foliage on the trees it is easy to see it and even though we were not close enough to hear it that was okay.
Then it was off to see Looking Glass Falls which is one of the easiest waterfalls to view in Transylvania County. It has a nice pull off area for parking off of route 276 and features an easy stairway down to even better viewing.
We always take visitors here because it is such an easy one to see and is so beautiful. I have featured it on the blog before and you can read that post by clicking here.
First up was Hooker Falls a beautiful cascading waterfall from the Little River that drops off a 12 foot ledge before going on into Cascade Lake further downstream.
Final stop was Triple Falls. These are favorites of everyone and how can they not be?
Triple Falls is really 3 falls that make up this spectacular waterfall. Pictures give you a bit of an idea of the grandeur of this one and we are so fortunate to be able to view this one. Some of the previous viewing areas have been roped off to help prevent stupidity (yes–even if signs are posted people still risk safety and venture where they should not venture) and littering and vandalism to the area but any view of this waterfall is sure to leave you smiling. I wrote another blog post about Triple Falls earlier and you can read that here.
Thanks for coming along on my waterfall tour today. More will be coming in the following weeks as we venture out to some new spots.
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