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Address: US Highway 64/State Road 28, Highlands, NC 28741

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Great drive!

Do the drive from Asheville to Cashiers along the Mountain Water Scenic Byway. Just a suggestion, only do the first 8 miles and skip the other 24 miles (or so). THe highlights and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Marietta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Do the drive from Asheville to Cashiers along the Mountain Water Scenic Byway. Just a suggestion, only do the first 8 miles and skip the other 24 miles (or so). THe highlights and driveable waterfalls are in that first stretch right outside of the Highlands.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Gorgeous Gorge! My two sisters and son rode over to Highlands for the day and found this gorge on the way to Franklin...though we had to backtrack to see it. Easier to see and can be missed if you re not looking over your shoulder when leave Highlands and moving toward Franklin...Easier to see from the other direction. Not much... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is an absolute must see/drive every time we are in this area. The view changes with the seasons. It always amazes me that there are waterfalls mile after mile on this route.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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201 reviews 201 reviews
44 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stopped by leaving Highlands to get pictures. There is a narrow pull off on the roadside. Great view of the falls during this time of year.

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Roswell, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Where else can you see beautiful fall colors and so many waterfalls in less than 10 miles on the highway? The road is full of twists and turns (fun driving for my husband), but there are plenty of places to pull over to get your photos of the falls here (Cullasaja Falls, Bust Youth Butt Falls, Dry Falls and Bridle... More 

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Cumming, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Spent a couple of days exploring the Cullasaja River Gorge during the apex of the fall color change. An absolutely beautiful place. I followed hwy. 64 between Franklin and Highlands NC and there were many pull offs to enjoy the scenery along the river. Here is the edited video that I shot of my trip. http://vimeo.com/109949903

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Anderson, South Carolina
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191 reviews 191 reviews
14 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

This is the gorge that runs from Highlands, NC toward Franklin, NC along Hwy 64. This is a very scenic drive and gets really crowded in the fall with the leaf lookers, but should certainly be seen. Don't expect to drive this area quickly and for the driver of the vehicle, I'm sorry... you will want to look at the... More 

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Houston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Beautiful drive especially during the Fall leaf season. Many waterfalls and several national forest service campgrounds along the way.

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Blue Ridge, GA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A great scenic ride with flowing river and waterfalls. The last 9 miles to Highlands are very curvy with some limited sight distances. My husband and I liked this - a great cycle ride!

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Jefferson City, Tennessee
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Gorge is a beautiful drive. There is a fantastic waterfall that you catch a glimpse of now and then as you drive from Franklin to Highlands, NC. There is no place to pull off and see it which is very disappointing.

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