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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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Gorgeous wooded area

This gorge is along an 18-mile stretch of Hwy 64 between Franklin and Highlands and is just beautiful, makes for a very scenic drive through the woods in the Blue Ridge Mountains... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ECrowther
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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393 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gorge is along an 18-mile stretch of Hwy 64 between Franklin and Highlands and is just beautiful, makes for a very scenic drive through the woods in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Not to be missed if you are in the area. Just drive slowly, as the road is full of tight curves.

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is beautiful all the way down, can be seen from the road or you can get out of you car and walk it

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Shorewood, Illinois
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I read alot about this gorge and the complexity of building the road through it. We were thrilled to drive it a couple times during our stay near Highlands. I suggest driving on a sunny midday in the Fall. Stop at the area where you can walk the steps to get back to the falls. There is parking available. It... More 

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1 Thank Daniel M
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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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85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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