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Cullasaja River Gorge

28 US Highway 64/State Road, Highlands, NC 28741
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A wonderful scenic drive.

We like to leave Asheville and go over to Franklin to drive this road to Highlands. It is a drive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry E
One of the prettiest bi-ways in America!

Simply stunning views of the Cullasaja Falls and river over a 15-mile stretch from Highlands to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arthur P
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28 US Highway 64/State Road, Highlands, NC 28741
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to leave Asheville and go over to Franklin to drive this road to Highlands. It is a drive filled with pullovers so you can enjoy all the falls along the way.

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply stunning views of the Cullasaja Falls and river over a 15-mile stretch from Highlands to Franklin, NC. A better view is had while traveling from Franklin up the road to Highlands on 64West.

Thank Arthur P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a pleasant easy up-hill hike and the falls were beautiful. If one wanted more of a challenge, you could go left along the mountain ridge 180 degrees to the falls themselves, or right and down a set of newly constructed stairs to viewpoint...More

Thank Sandtom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just under 9 miles from Highlands on I-64. If you are coming from town the turnout is on the left. Signage is poor and the pullout is small - no more than 3 or maybe 4 cars will fit. It's recommended to go past the...More

1  Thank DBoell
Reviewed 19 August 2017

If you are not driving towards Highlands, it is difficult to go into the pull off. We were going the opposite direction, so we had to find a place to turn around and it was hard to manuever. The view is pretty, but not worth...More

1  Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 7 August 2017

One can drive to this falls with parking next to and just off the road. people swim here and lay on the rocks and relax.

Thank Woofie551
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The only place to really view the waterfalls has a small pulloff for about two cars or a few motorcycles and not enough room for a larger pickup truck. You might be able to park a little away from it and try to walk to...More

Thank norme-ormond
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is off of the highway. Better seen going towards Highlands from Franklin than the other way. I was surprised how quickly it went by. Beautiful

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is one of my favorite drives all year long. Basically Hwy 64 is a narrow, twisty road without shoulders which follows and cascading Cullasaja River down the ridge from Highlands, NC. The locals love to swim portions of the river and the cascades, but...More

Thank Kathleen1314
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This was an interesting attraction. It is off of route 64 and there is ample parking. There were warning signs that kept people from walking under the falls.

Thank RobTennessee_USA
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Bryan W
14 August 2015|
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Response from nkimperial | Reviewed this property |
Most trails allow dogs, if they don't there usually are signs. It's best to buy trail maps at area outdoor stores. Just make sure you clean up after your dog.
12 May 2015|
Response from MaccaFan1 | Reviewed this property |
Just follow the road to Franklin, NC. There will be a pull off spot on the left down the road a ways. Be very careful as the road is narrow and curvy.