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About the Sapphire Transylvania Area

  • Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall in the eastern U.S. You can hike to the falls from this property, or take a 10 minute drive.
  • Lake Jocassee is about a 20 minute drive, and Lake Keowee is about 30 minutes away.
  • Whitewater River. You can hike to it from this property.
  • Foothills Trail.This is a hiking trail from Table Rock to Oconee State Park. Access this trail from Whitewater Ridge or other nearby points
  • Lake Toxaway and Toxaway Falls. A 15 minute drive.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway just 45 minutes away.
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1½ hours away.
  • Oconee State Park is 30 minutes away in South Carolina.
  • SC State Fish Hatchery is a 30 minute drive.
  • Chatooga Wild and Scenic River - 30 minute drive.
  • Jocassee Gorges is a 35,000-acre wilderness north of Lake Jocassee recently purchased by the states of North Carolina and South Carolina from Duke Power. The east side of Waddle Mountain overlooks this wilderness.
  • Cashiers and Highlands are just 20 - 30 minutes away.
  • Clemson University is less than a one hour drive. Educational, cultural and athletic events abound there, as well as dining and golf at the Madren Center.
  • The Whitewater, Horsepasture, Thompson, Toxaway, and Chatooga Rivers are all less than a 30 minute drive away.

Distances to Waddle Mountain from Regional Cities

Greenville, SC1½ hours
Atlanta, GA2½ hours
Columbia, SC3 hours
Charleston, SC4½ hours
Savannah, GA5 hours
Charlotte, NC3 hours
Asheville, NC1¼ hours
Jacksonville, FL7½ hours