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Bridal Veil Falls

Highlands, NC
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Nothing special. No need to stop the car. You can't drive under it, it's closed do to falling... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2016
Sara T
via mobile
So so.

This waterfall is right on the road side so no hiking involved. Just park in the lot and walk over... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2016
Betty L
Sarasota, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. No need to stop the car. You can't drive under it, it's closed do to falling rocks. Make sure you go to dry falls just up the road.

Thank Sara T
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This waterfall is right on the road side so no hiking involved. Just park in the lot and walk over. The road behind the waterfall where you could once drive is barricaded off for safety reasons due to falling rock. It was also just a...More

Thank Betty L
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This fall is right on the side of the road- you won't miss it on your drive into or out of town- unless you make the trip after dark. It wasn't worth stopping for us- we drove past this fall to get to dry falls.

Thank M3lyssa
Reviewed June 11, 2016

It was worth getting out of the car, but only for a very quick stop. Very little water was coming over the falls and the water ends up in a rocky pit, which is not very picturesque.

Thank Rainygurl
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Although you can no longer drive under the veil of the falls, it is still worth the drive from Franklin or Highlands to see this free roadside attraction.

Reviewed June 8, 2016

Drove by Bridal Veil Falls but there wasn't much of a water fall only a trickle. Must be the time of year. You can usually drive behind the falls but its was closed off. Dry Falls and Bust Your Butt Falls were much nicer.

Thank Patty24Ray27
Reviewed June 6, 2016

lovely falls, and good for a quick visit. but go to dry falls for a better look and hike. if nothing else its another free place to stop by and visit.

Thank Justin S
Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a pretty waterfall, but it is usually crowded. You used to be able to drive behind the falls, but the road is blocked off so you can no longer do so. It is right beside the road.

Thank Susie G
Reviewed June 2, 2016

This can be viewed from the car as you drive. They must not have had much rain lately, as the falls were very small. They had the pull off closed off...so we could see it as we kept driving.

Thank relaxingwithnature
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We saw it after a recent rain shower, so it was more than a trickle as other reviewers have said. It's on the way to several other hiking trails and falls, so it's worth driving by even if you can't drive under it anymore

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July 27, 2016|
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Response from rd0ran | Reviewed this property |
Totally free.
Lidia S
March 29, 2016|
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Response from GAFarmer1963 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that Public Transportation is an option. I have never thought about it and never seen any. AND honestly I have never seen a taxi in highlands. Sorry....I am not much help
Pam C
July 1, 2015|
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Response from GemDandies | Reviewed this property |
The falls are on NC highway 64 between Franklin and Highlands!. There are several falls along the route. Cullasaja Falls Lower Cullasaja Falls Dry Falls There are even more between Highlands and Cashiers on 64!