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Cullasaja River Gorge

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Address: US Highway 64/State Road 28, Highlands, NC 28741
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One of the best motorcycle roads

This part of US64/Moonshiner 28 is one of our favorite motorcycle roads. We enjoy it best riding it from Franklin to Highlands, since you are facing the water at all times. There... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Susanne T
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This part of US64/Moonshiner 28 is one of our favorite motorcycle roads. We enjoy it best riding it from Franklin to Highlands, since you are facing the water at all times. There are a few pullouts and we usually stop at all of them. Make sure to stop at Dry Falls and walk down the paved walkway. All of 28... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our son climbed the rope and jumped into the water. It seemed like a nice place to play in the water (a little cold for us). Worth the stop. Right off the road, no hiking.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Only one small view through the trees from the road. No trail down. We were disappointed that we couldn't get to the falls.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the most beautiful waterfall on the road between Highlands and Franklin. It is hard to see but recently they have made a couple of pullovers for cars. Very crowded. The best time to visit is during a shower because everyone leaves. We had the view all to ourselves! Be careful pulling back onto the road.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Cullasaja River has several waterfalls, is fast-flowing in most areas, and is really awesome. We stopped at several overlooks along the river to enjoy the views.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Easy access to these falls and pleasant Rapids & falls. Nice pool at bottom for swimming. Fun place and nice photo opp.

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Thank Larry G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I would really love to rate this higher. The views (from what I could see and what my passengers told me) are breathtakingly beautiful. Unfortunately, this is one of the most hair-raising drives in North Carolina: Miles of blind hairpin curves with a sheer drop on one side and a granite cliff wall on the other. One direction of travel... More 

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Well worth going to. You can look at it from the road above, but I suggest you hike down the steep enbankment to fully enjoy the falls.

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Lakeland, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is a beautiful gorge anytime of year though we rode through it a couple of times last week. Each time is a death defying drive, especially with its sharp turns and a gasoline truck right on your back bumper. On summer days. locals park wherever they can to go swimming in the Cullasaja River and run across the road... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The Beauty of Nature is overwhelming in this area; simply gorgeous! There are many places to explore, waterfalls, country roads, picnic spots, places to hike. There is a Classical music Festival that occurs later in the summer, and a Theater play-house in Highlands. Great music at the Old Grove Inn, wine bar, and live music in the town square. I... More 

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