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Address: Highway 64, Highlands, NC
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Cullasaja Falls, at 250 feet high, are the largest and most spectacular falls on the Cullasaja River. They're also the most dangerous to view. The parking pull-off on US 64 is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Cullasaja Falls, at 250 feet high, are the largest and most spectacular falls on the Cullasaja River. They're also the most dangerous to view. The parking pull-off on US 64 is large enough for maybe four vehicles. It is treacherously perched along a sheer cliff. The drop is more than one hundred feet to the rocky forest floor below. On... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Loved this approximately 3-4 miles with lots of waterfalls to see. There are many places to stop your car and see the waterfalls and one place where you can see a sliding rocks. There were many young people sliding and jumping from a rock formation and it was entertaining. Great place to kick off your shoes, get a little wet... More 

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Wilson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I took my 6 year old daughter to view the falls. The pull over below the falls offers a great view of the top of the falls and a very steep trail down. We did not attempt this trail. We drove to the very next pull over and found a "easier" trail down to the water. The hike took us... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My GPS was programmed with a dozen waterfalls we wanted to visit, this being one of them. But when it said we were there...nothing, we just could not find a place to pull over, nor see a view of the falls. Granted it was July and the trees were full, but impossible to find. The road is also so curvy... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a beautiful waterfall along the roadside. However, there is very limited roadside parking. In fact, this could be a dangerous stop for small children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Beautiful and scenic, but there is no real parking...just a small pull over on the side of the road. Be careful getting in and out of the car, as the road is really twisty/curvy at this spot. The falls though are really pretty and worth the stop.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a beautiful falls on the Cullasaja river. It is easy to miss the falls in the summer when the trees hide the falls and it is on a curve in the road. Not much parking. Several waterfalls are on this stretch of road between Franklin and Highland.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We drove past these falls on our way to Highlands, NC. They are quite hidden this time of year and there wasn't any room to pull over to enjoy the falls. If you can get a glance at them, they are very pretty though!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The road is fun. My teenage boys did the hike on a lightly treaded path. They did mention that trying to get back up was difficult and these athletic boys were pooped out, but so proud of themselves. I enjoyed from the top. You are also close to Dry Falls and Cullasaja Falls

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Athens, Ga.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This fall is along a beautiful drive between Highlands and Franklin, NC. The pullover view from afar is my favorite, as it seems much more majestic from further away versus the closer pullover spot. We visited after snow and enjoyed seeing the many ice sickles.

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