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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Silver Run Falls

Image: By, J P Bode at WNC Hiker.

Silver Run Falls, in the Nantahala National Forest, is a 25' waterfall just south of Cashiers. It's easy to get to, family friendly, and very popular. To get to this falls, head west on Hwy 64 from Lake Toxaway into Cashiers and take a left on Hwy 107. Parking is a little over 4 miles down on the left and is just a wide area on the shoulder with room enough for maybe 5 vehicles or so.

The trail head is obvious; the trail is less than 1/4 mile and easy. On the way to the waterfall you'll cross the Whitewater River. It's not very wide at this point. Crossing used to be on a log, but a bridge has recently been built for safety reasons. There's a nice swimming hole at the base of the falls and the area is usually crowded on a warm day. There used to be some logs at the left side of the falls, but the hurricanes of 2004 washed the logs down creek.

There's also an upper falls that's about 15' high, but more difficult to get to. You'll see the trail continuing from the base. It heads almost straight up a steep bank at one point, but if you continue past that and along the wall, then switch back and head up and back towards the creek.

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