Sometimes it's hard to understand how tiny we are in comparison to some of nature's boundless wonders, but once you're witnessing a waterfall cascade from the heavens you'll begin to realize. If you're looking for cool places to explore in North Carolina, you'll want to add this massive 411-foot waterfall to your bucket list — because the views are totally worth it.\nWhitewater Falls in Cashiers, NC is the highest waterfall east of the Rockie Mountains, and it's overflowing with beauty. You can go at the height of summer to soak in all the greenery or head there now to capture all the fall foliage on camera.\nThe falls are so massive that they're split in two — Upper Whitewater Falls and Lower Whitewater Falls. You'll have to head to South Carolina to access the Lower Whitewater Falls, but the Upper Falls are still exceptional.\nView this post on Instagram Scripture Saturday is back! "..You give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light" Psalm 36:8-9 📷: @yohojeremy 📍 Upper Whitewater Falls *********************** #ncoutdoor_inc #nc #ncoutdoors #visitnc #betheadventure #getoutdoors #getoffthebeatenpath #goexplore #explore #explorenc #adventure #adventurenc #booneview #we_see_wnc #ncmountains #mountains #appalachians #inspireappalachia #nccaptures #828isgreat #ilove828 #nature #itsamazingoutthere #ashevilletrails #ncoutdoorsociety #ncoutdoorculture #collabnc A post shared by NC Outdoor Culture (@ncoutdoorculture) on Sep 7, 2019 at 4:25pm PDT\nYou don't even have to work hard to get to the best views either. It's about 0.6 miles roundtrip, so you'll barely break a sweat. You can observe the waterfall from the top observation deck, or you can descend a flight of 154 stair steps and get an even better view.\nIf that wasn't enough of a climb for you, you can access the 76-mile Foothills Trail from the base of the stairs, where you can wade in the water of the Whitewater River. As a plus, this extensive hike takes you to the Lower Whitewater Falls as well.\nView this post on Instagram W o W ⛰💦😍 A post shared by Rūta Izabelė Nauj (@ruta_nauj) on Aug 1, 2019 at 9:43am PDT\nYou can witness this magnificent feat of nature for only $3 per vehicle. Bring your four-legged friends too, because they're welcome here year-round.\nIn life it's often been said to go off the beaten path, but that saying doesn't apply here. For your safety, only travel on marked & paved paths.\nView this post on Instagram Yes, I got a butterfly tattoo. Yes, I’ll take every opportunity to show it off. A post shared by Brent Turner (@_brentturner) on May 13, 2018 at 1:29pm PDT\nWe highly encourage chasing more waterfalls, so take a road trip to Georgia to discover this emerald green waterfall or to Tennessee for this 256-foot waterfall — you deserve it!\nUpper Whitewater Falls\nPrice: $3 per car\nAddress: Whitewater Falls, Cashiers, NC 28717\nWhy You Need To Go: You don't even have to break a sweat to see one of the South's most impressive waterfalls. Easy hike, exceptional views, pure natural bliss.\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.\nThere are stories everywhere! If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityUSA on Facebook and Instagram.