Mountain Rest, SC
It may not seem that a 12-foot high waterfall on the Chauga River would be much to see, but then consider its 100-foot span and that it is classified as a Class VI whitewater rapid. The falls features a large natural pool and broad rocky beach. A large sandbar in the pool makes it possible to walk up to the base of the falls. The 45 minute hike (1 mile) takes you through a hardwood forest of oak and hemlock. The Chauga River gets few visitors so you may find that you have this beautiful location all to yourself.