Whitewater Falls Walkway Trail

At A Glance


0.3 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 0.3 (Easy)
Steepness: Climbs Gently
Tread Condition: Paved

This trail is located in the Nantahala National Forest area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Nantahala National Forest trails list page.


This paved path leads 1/4 mile through a nice forest to the upper overlook for Whitewater Falls. An optional set of 154 wooden steps leads to a lower overlook with a slightly different view. Excellent wheelchair-accessible trail is also great for families with kids or members who can't walk far, but still enjoy the "trail" experience with a great reward at the end!


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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Whitewater Falls - Parking to Upper Overlook

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Accessible
  • Length: 0.22 mi

Whitewater Falls - Upper Overlook to Lower Overlook

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking
  • Length: 258 ft

Total Calculated Length: 0.27 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.



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