The Waterfalls of Transylvania County

Avery Creek Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Cathedral Falls
Catheys Creek Falls
Cedar Rock Falls
Chestnut Falls
Courthouse Falls
Cove Creek Falls
Drift Falls
Eastatoe Falls
French Broad Falls
Glen Cannon Falls
Grassy Creek Falls
Grogan Creek Falls
Hidden Falls
High Falls (Dupont)
High Falls (Toxaway)
Hooker Falls
Key Falls
Laughing Falls
Log Hollow Branch Falls
Looking Glass Falls
Merry Falls
Moore Cove Falls
North Log Hollow Falls
Rainbow Falls
Shoal Creek Falls
Slick Rock Falls
Slippery Witch Falls
South Log Hollow Falls
Stairway Falls
Triple Falls
Turtleback Falls
Twin Falls
Upper Bearwallow Falls
White Owl Falls
Whitewater Falls

Waterfall Index


Height: 100 Feet        Distance: Roadside        Directions

Slippery Witch Falls

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An early botanist named “Chucky Joe” Huger spent a considerable amount of time exploring Mill Creek around Slippery Witch Falls. He described the falls as being a “slippery bitch” after having had an incident caused by unsure footing. Mrs. Perry Hinkle, his landlady, did not approve of his descriptive language and later cleaned it up to Slippery Witch.

Directions to the falls:
  1. From Lake Toxaway, drive south on N.C. 281 for 4.9 miles and turn right on S.R. 1188 (Whitewater Church Road).
  2. Drive 0.2 mile and turn right on S.R. 1152 (Upper Whitewater Road).
  3. Drive 0.4 mile to a pull-off on the right side of the road, just before the bridge over the creek.
  4. The top of the fall is visible from the bridge.