Public group

Foothills Trail - Whitewater Falls Trailhead

NC-281 · Cashiers, NC

How to find us

Look for a grey F-150 Ford, and guy with a clip board. It's a small parking lot right before the entrance to Upper Whitewater Falls. You can google map/Waze Foothills Trail - Whitewater Falls Trail head, and it will get you there

Location image of event venue


Meet at the Foothills parking area on Hwy 130 at border of SC/NC. We'll head west on the Foothills Trail and pass several incredible views of Lake Jocassee and beyond. Then we will circle around Grassy Knob onto the Old Foothills Trail which will return us to SC Hwy 130/NC Hwy 281. Here we'll cross over the highway and proceed to views along the top of Whitewater Falls before returning to our cars.

M: 5, EG: 1000, Limit: 10 hikers
Leader: Phil Howard,[masked]

ATTENTION: All club hikes must observe specified guidelines, including a
maximum of 10 hikers (allowed number is the hike leader's discretion), masks suggested but not mandated, no shuttle hikes, six feet separation among attendees and between other hikers, carpools discouraged, etc.

COVID-19 Notice (beginning 8/20/20):
To promote the safety of GNHA members and guests, we will follow this Public Health Guidance:
1) Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms are excluded from hikes while sick.
2) Individuals with a positive COVID-19 test, or have experience COVID-19 symptoms, cannot return to Club hikes until it has been 14 days since they first had symptoms AND they have not had a fever for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication) AND their other symptoms have improved.
3) Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 (but, did not have symptoms) cannot return to hikes until it has been 14 days since their first positive test, AND they continue to have no symptoms since that test.
4) Individuals who have been in “close contact” (within 6 ft. for more than 15 minutes) with a sick person, should isolate and not return to Club hikes for at least 14 days after the last contact.