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Cullasaja River Gorge

Address: US Highway 64/State Road 28, Highlands, NC 28741
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Highlands
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks

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Roswell, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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184 reviews 184 reviews
14 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We did not get a great look as there is no parking but off the shoulder and it was full. We drove slowly and saw what we could.

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iofnewt
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This a very scnic area on HY 64 between Highlands and Franklin. To see it proprely one must stop and park. The road is very narrow and parking places are limited. Large trucks are prohibited but the traffic flow is still not condusive to viewing. Walking on the road may be dangerous.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Start in Franklin, most pull off's are easier and the river & falls are on this side of road. Because the speed limit is low its an easy drive to see some magnificent scenery. The whole drive is just over 7 miles

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Matthews, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful and lush forest lined drive. Made the drive on a motorcycle and experienced many fun curves.

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