Waddle Branch Falls, Lower and Upper

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Waddle Branch is the first stream you’ll come to if you hike to Portage Left Falls and the other waterfalls on upper Whitewater River. Upstream on the branch are two significant waterfalls. The bigger is Waddle Branch Falls, at about the 3,000-foot elevation. It’s a long, high, sliding falls with a couple of short drops at the top. Unfortunately, there is no good point from which to view the falls. Lower Waddle Branch Falls is a short distance downstream. It’s a sliding cascade much smaller than the upper falls. I don’t think either of these falls is worth the difficult trip. There is no trail, the creek banks are extremely thick in rhododendron and dog hobble, and the creek is heavily covered in fallen trees, as are the waterfalls.