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Bridal Veil Falls

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Address: Highlands, NC
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Visible from the highway, this 120-foot waterfall sometimes displays a...

Visible from the highway, this 120-foot waterfall sometimes displays a rainbow in the afternoon light and has been known to freeze up during the winter.

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Where's The Water?

No longer able to drive through, we stopped...it took us a few seconds to realize that we were standing in front of the falls. Obviously...not much rain this season! We are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna B
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Murphy, North Carolina
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Coral Springs, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No water 09/19/2016-just a small drip-- Call a plumber Just a drip, probably great when there is more water--also due to ?falling boulders, you currently can't drive under it

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Thank David H
Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's right off the road, so you should stop. However, there is very little water coming down right now. I don't know how often that changes.

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This falls I'm sure would be very beautiful after a heavy rain storm. I was disappointed that the road to drive behind the falls has now been closed. We did get some good photos but you could barely see the water in them do the there not being a huge flow of water. Still a great spot to stop and... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No longer able to drive through, we stopped...it took us a few seconds to realize that we were standing in front of the falls. Obviously...not much rain this season! We are alive...we have a motorcycle...we are retired...life is good! Great picture opportunity to make lemonade from lemons while on your trip to Highlands.

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Thank Donna B
Lake Mary, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bridal Veil Falls is another wonderful quick stop along the road to Highlands NC. These falls are not quite as stunning as Dry Falls, but still worth a stop and a short bit of time to take in the beauty and listen to the sounds of the water rushing over the cliff side.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This waterfall is well known because you can drive your car under/behind it. It is on a main road, not any out of the way trek, so really it is kind of like one of those sidings for slower vehicles along mountain roads. You just pull over and in this case against a massive stone wall with water cascading over... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we visited there was hardly any water coming down the falls. At first we passed it and then saw a sign and realized that was it. The drive up the mountain is very windy and curvy-25 mph. If you want to see real falls go check out Dry Falls right down the road.

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Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The falls are right on the road. When we first passed it there was hardly any water, I thought bridal veil falls should have been called Dry Falls. It would have been very disappointing if we had come to see it. We went to Glen Falls, while on our hike it rained. On the way back through Bridal falls was... More 

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Haskell, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know if they hadn't had enough rain but this was the most disappoint fall we saw 8th the trip. Just a stop on the way to Glen falls

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to see these falls since it's right on the road... no need to get out of the car. When we went water levels were so low that we actually drove right by it and didn't notice the trickle dripping off the rocks.

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