Cullasaja Gorge is located along 64 between Franklin and Highlands, NC. The gorge is 7.5 miles of the Mountain Scenic By-way. This narrow, winding road parallels the Cullasaja River and offers spectacular views of the mountains and the river which boasts several waterfalls and many fishing opportunities. Walk or drive (weather pending) under the "veil" of water falling 120 feet at Bridal Veil Falls, just 1.2 miles west of Highlands. Dry Falls is a magnificent 75-foot waterfall with a beautiful view of the river. From the parking area, a short trail leads you right behind the waterfall. An accessible walkway provides a view of the waterfall from the parking area. Be cautious as the trail may be wet or icy causing a very slippery surface. Other falls along the way include Quarry Falls and Cullasaja Falls.
Drive through this area and check out the many swimming holes and campgrounds