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Ranks high up there among America’s great drives!

A brief (7 miles or so), beautiful drive, which borders on being potentially dangerous, and well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joe58156
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Roanoke, Virginia
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This is the most gorgeous drive! You can swim but be careful.

You can enjoy this most gorgeous scenic drive and park in several parking areas to take photos of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandy K
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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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28 US Highway 64/State Road, Highlands, NC 28741
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brief (7 miles or so), beautiful drive, which borders on being potentially dangerous, and well worth the effort. Stop at all 4 waterfall viewing areas for a beautiful and fun treat—good for all ages. You must see the Cullasaja Falls: it’s the first one...More

Thank Joe58156
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can enjoy this most gorgeous scenic drive and park in several parking areas to take photos of the stunning waterfall. This drive is a must for anyone visiting these mountains. At the south end you also get Wedding Veil Falls where you can literally...More

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area, make sure to take the time to make this drive. The scenery along this river gorge is breathtaking. Minimal pullouts that are not well marked so keep on eye out for them.

Thank B D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This a beautiful drive. Enjoy it! but be aware of those who work in Highlands so pull off to let faster folks pass. It is primary road between Franklin and Highlands. Take lots of pictures.

Thank jezcooks
Reviewed 11 June 2018

A wonderful Drive through a very scenic gorge. Take US64 between Franklin and Highlands for a drive you will surely enjoy. 4 fantastic waterfalls lie along this route and all four right on the road without a lot of hiking in. Great drive for anyone...More

2  Thank Rick B
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Gorge Road is a little hairy with narrow curves and a sheer drop off, but, if you can find a space at the pullout for Cullasaja Falls, you're in for a treat. The wet spring created a roaring sound and huge volume of water spilling...More

Thank Engus
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This a fun ride with multiple waterfalls along the highway. The only drawback is finding a spot to pull over to enjoy views of the gorge.

Thank 2Bishop
Reviewed 11 May 2018

The falls are beautiful. You can not walk out to this waterfall but can see it off the highway. There is only a small pull over spot off the highway to park. From this area you can get a great picture.

2  Thank keliza72017
Reviewed 6 May 2018

A great scenic drive along this stretch of road. But be carful. The road has a lot of curves and steep drop offs so please use the pull offs to view the falls.

Thank winegen
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We didn't know anything about this Falls, just happened up on it as we were heading to see other Falls in the area. Breathtaking and so big, long and beautiful!! The road getting there was a little narrow in places and a little scary. But...More

Thank kygirl84
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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.
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kittysseattle
12 May 2015|
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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.
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