We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Pretty to view, especially in the fall...

Can be a beautiful sight especially with peak autumn colors. Parking can be a problem. The road... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2017
Therese W
South Carolina
Interesting but terrifying

Only consider going up here on a very clear day with no weather problems. The road was very... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Read all 18 reviews
All photos (25)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“white oak”(6 reviews)
“parking lot”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Columbus, NC
Reviews (18)
Filter reviews
18 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswhite oakmountain driveparking lotrainfallcurvenc
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this was nice if you are already nearby, I am not sure I would drive hours to see it. It's a good ways up the road on the hillside and limited parking. That being said, it was still pretty cool. I am still baffled...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

I was surprised how large the falls were and I was thrilled that I could drive right up to it! It rained the day before my visit so I was able to get some nice pictures. It doesn’t take much physical effort to enjoy this...More

Thank Tiffabulous
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Falls it’s right on side of road a must see if your in Columbus NC ! You can see it from the parking lot at food lion ! There is a little pull off on the left side of the road right before you...More

1  Thank Tony T
Reviewed September 26, 2017

There was some water flowing over the falls but I'm not sure it was worth the trip. The road up is very curvy, very narrow, and has no guardrails. There are a few pullover areas but they aren't very big or really convenient to the...More

1  Thank cheryl h
Reviewed September 12, 2017

Can be a beautiful sight especially with peak autumn colors. Parking can be a problem. The road is windy, so be careful if you find a place to park away from the falls and choose to walk. Nice addition to a mountain drive, but it...More

1  Thank Therese W
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Every time we have company we take them for a ride to the top of White Oak Mt. The roads are very windy and considered hairpin turns ,but when you drive by the waterfall which is beautiful.The best time to see a lot of flow...More

Thank Angie L
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Beautiful from afar and up close. Narrow and Curvey road to get there but when you do it will take your breath away. Winter time the flowing water stops when it freezes over. What a site that is too!

1  Thank Pat72012
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Only consider going up here on a very clear day with no weather problems. The road was very narrow, several hairpin turns, and the drop off was scary. There are signs saying no parking in the road but by the time we got to the...More

1  Thank stownsend8e
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a very tall waterfall with little water. Dangerous drive. No where to park to get out of the car. Narrow road and people actually live on this mountain so you are simply an inconvenience. Save your time. Go to Bradley Falls in Saluda.

1  Thank Angela M
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

My Garmin had me stopping in town, we had to refer to Google Maps, which took us via the East side...ending up being shut down at the top. Beautiful. Roads leading to fall are steep and winding...drive safe. East side of White Oak Mountain Rd...More

1  Thank Matthew P
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Shunkawauken Falls staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines