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High Falls

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RickCreel wrote a review Feb 2017
Cashiers, North Carolina87 contributions70 helpful votes
This can be a gentle flow, which allows you to go below and all around the falls or a BEAST when water released over the dam. There are about 7 releases per yer for kayakers, advanced to expert level ONLY!. So you have 2 different ways to enjoy these falls. Duke Energy gives release dates for the EPIC BEAST! However, either way it's absolutely stunning. The hike is strenuous in that its a steep decent to the bottom of the falls. Where many fail is they forget what does down must come up. Take water! Not good for small children. During the release you will get wet from the spray that can't be avoided. Also, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS during a release. Very dangerous. At normal levels you can enjoy the day in the pools, exploring and sunning on the rocks. If you cross the river you will find another trail just downstream. Follow that trail for about 1/2 mile and there will be a spur trail back to the river. This will take you to Hatcher Falls. This fall is a beautiful cascade down solid rock. Access to the other side is not allowed as this is private property. You will be trespassing. Still, Hatcher Falls can be enjoyed from the opposite side of the river.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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