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Other Area Waterfalls

Waterfalls in Franklin, Highlands and Cashiers NC

There are several nice waterfalls south of the Bryson City area. All are along the US 64 corridor that stretches east-west along the southern areas of western North Carolina.

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Cashiers Area

Whitewater Falls (above)
The highest waterfall east of the Rockies at 411 feet. From Cashiers, take NC 107 S ten miles to the NC-SC state line. Travel one mile and take the first road to the left. Turn left again onto SC 130.

Silver Run Falls
A 30 foot fall spilling into a pool below. Off NC 107, 4.1 miles south of Cashiers. Park in pull-off on the left and take the trail to the base of the falls.

Highlands Area

Bridal Veil Falls (above)
You can walk under this 120 foot falls. Off US 64, 2.5 miles west of Highlands in the Cullasaja Gorge.

Dry Falls
Walk behind the 75 foot falls without getting wet. Off US 64, 3.5 miles west of Highlands in the Cullasaja Gorge.

Lower Cullasaja Falls
A cascading waterfall about 250 feet high. Off US 64, 9 miles west of Highlands. Visible from your car.

Glen Falls
Three large waterfalls, each dropping about 60 feet. From Highlands, go 3 miles south on NC 106. Turn left onto gravel road at the sign.

Lower Satulah Falls
A high, narrow waterfall visible from the overlook. Off US 28, 2.5 miles south of Highlands.

Franklin Area

Big Laurel Falls  (above)
From Franklin, take US 64 west toward Hayesville/Murphy for 11.8 miles, over Winding Stair Gap. Turn left onto West Old Murphy Road, go 1.9 miles and turn right. Go 7.0 miles, past the Standing Indian campground, to the parking pullout on the right.

Map of Western North Carolina Waterfalls

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