Cullasaja River Gorge

Cullasaja River Gorge, Highlands: Address, Cullasaja River Gorge Reviews: 4.5/5

Cullasaja River Gorge
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Marc N
Bartlesville, OK416 contributions
Jul 2021
No signage on the road. Pull off on a wide spot and look around- you may or may not be at the right spot. When you do get to the right spot it will require going over the guard rail and down the hill to get a decent view.
Written August 1, 2021
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Craig A
South Carolina748 contributions
Dec 2020
This stunning drive from Highlands to Franklin on Rt 64 is not to be missed! We've driven all over the country and the closest we've come to an area this gorgeous is driving South on Rt 191 from I-90 towards Big Sky, Montana. That gives you some idea how rare a treat the gorge is. And I actually think the Cullasaja River Gorge is even more beautiful.

A twisty road, sheer rock cliffs, several significant water falls, rushing rapids, deep gorge views...what more would you want? If in Highlands - drive slowly West on 64 and plan for a fun lunch in charming Franklin. If you're staying near Franklin, drive East on 64 and spend the afternoon in quaint Highlands.

BTW - if a speedy driver comes up behind you and is pushing you to go faster - when you obviously want to go slowly and enjoy the scenery - just briefly pull off in one of the many turn-outs and let that hurry-person past. Then return to (safely) rubber necking all the nature around you!
Written December 20, 2020
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oldman50again
Raleigh, NC107 contributions
Dec 2020
Beautiful Drive with Many Pull-Offs for Views. Curvy US64 through the mountains, many rapids, little falls, etc.
Written December 20, 2020
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Sydney G
Panama City Beach, FL13 contributions
Nov 2020
One of the most beautiful sights in the United States! There are places that you can walk down to the water. Take advantage but be careful!
Written November 30, 2020
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Rudy_Wewa
81 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We went Friday after lunch and found the last spot on the side of the road to park our truck. It was beautiful! Would have been less stressful (traffic/lots of people trying to take pics) during an off time. Perhaps mid morning would have been better. Very pretty though! Be careful of the winding road.
Written October 17, 2020
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Ron C
Gainesville, GA999 contributions
May 2020
There are several place to pull off the road to view the water. We saw several picnics going on and others just exploring. Do stay safe and obey all rules.
Written May 26, 2020
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WildHaireHiking
Tyler, TX1,411 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
The Cullasaja River Gorge is a marvelous sight. The falls colors and waterfall were just amazing. We did not hike down to the gorge, would be very dangerous to do so. The view from the road was just fine for us.
Written November 13, 2019
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Kim J
Tampa, FL50 contributions
Oct 2019
This drive was so beautiful, with amazing scenery. Make sure to stop at the falls along the way. This road is a must see.
Written October 17, 2019
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L taylor
38 contributions
Jul 2019
It will take your breathe away. The view is spectacular. Resemblance of the grand canyon It is reall a site to see and experience
Written October 16, 2019
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,376 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This scenic road winds it’s way up to Highlands, passing by a number of pullouts for waterfalls and swimming holes. Probably not a good idea if you are prone to car sickness, since it does wind an inordinate amount of time. Great drive through the woods of North Carolina along a river.
Written August 18, 2019
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