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    Default Waterfalls on the AT

    I watched an AT documentary that said a certain waterfall was the most spectacular one on the AT. So, I'm reflecting. I'm trying to identify the waterfalls. Which one do you think is the most spectacular on the AT?

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    Crabtree Falls in Nelson County, Va., is just off the trail near the Priest, Spy Rock, etc. Supposedly highest series of cascades east of the Mississippi.

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    How about at the base of the approach trail?

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    Default Not on the AT but the highest falls east of the Rockies

    These falls are on the Foothills Trail

    Upper Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies. The falls plunge an amazing 411 feet! South Carolina's Lower Whitewater Falls drops another 400 feet.

    http://www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/recreat...waterfalls.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by daddytwosticks View Post
    How about at the base of the approach trail?
    That would be Amiclola Falls, it tumbles 729 ft.

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    veteran...I knew that. Just couldn't remember the correct spelling!

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    The documentary said that Laurel Creek Falls in TN was the most spectacular on the AT. I liked the ones in VT, but then again VT was the last state I hiked.

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    I think now its Jones falls in TN. I found it more impressive than Laurel falls.

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    Great Falls at falls village Conn. there really are no other falls that compare to these on the trail. When seen at peak flow in the spring, the water covers the whole head wall under the dam at off peak when most hikers pass by the falls retreat into the large crack in the head wall.

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    What was the name of the documentary?? Sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Snowman View Post
    Great Falls at falls village Conn. there really are no other falls that compare to these on the trail. When seen at peak flow in the spring, the water covers the whole head wall under the dam at off peak when most hikers pass by the falls retreat into the large crack in the head wall.
    Yesss...here are those nice, ummm, falls. Yeah, that's it; I passed 'em by the other day:

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    They're the ones at Falls Village, CT...
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    Actually, here's a better picture of the falls:
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    Here are some of the NC/TN falls

    Jones Falls @ 100 feet is my favorite.

    Laurel Falls - One of the most popular on the AT.

    Mountaineer Falls

    The water source for Laurel Fork Shelter

    Elk River Falls (not exactly on trail but close by)

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    Sugarloaf Branch Falls (in between Sugarloaf Gap and Devils Fork Falls)
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