My top ten list is a wild mix that includes some of the hardest hikes to the most remote places. Just completing this list of 10 will be difficult to impossible for most (especially #2, #4 & #5). When I grade a waterfall I take a number of things into consideration. Obviously the waterfall but more than that I also factor in the the setting and the hike. Looking Glass Falls and Whitewater Falls are breathtaking but one is one side of a road and the other you view from a deck! Not my idea of nature. If you shoved it half a mile past the end of an overgrown road, it would maybe make my top 20. I enjoy the hike, the challenge and the setting as much as the waterfall.
03 – Sam Branch Falls (the upper one)
05 – Lauren Falls
9 – Wolf Laurel Falls
Here are a few that just missed the top 10. These are not in any order:
Bear Creek Falls, Middle Prong Falls, Sid’s Falls (SC), Long Creek Falls (SC), Lee Falls (SC), English Falls, Laurel Leap Falls, Little River Falls, Upper Wintergreen Falls, Scotsman Falls