Photo by Terry Barnes

Bridal Veil Falls

Highway 64 Highlands, NC
Bridal Veil Falls is the first of many beautiful waterfalls in the Cullasaja Gorge near Highlands, North Carolina.
Bridal Veil Falls
Highlands, NC

Bridal Veil Falls is the first of many beautiful waterfalls in the Cullasaja Gorge near Highlands, North Carolina. There are many large waterfalls you can walk behind, but Bridal Veil Falls is one of the few you can actually drive your car behind! A short loop of pavement runs off the highway and behind the falls, allowing you to enjoy the waterfall without blocking traffic.

Bridal Veil Falls is a gentle cascade that, more than anything, resembles a delicate sheet of lace. But this little charmer’s name has a further allusion – according to Cherokee lore, a young woman passing behind its gentle shower in the spring would be married before the first snowfall of winter.

Bridal Veil Falls is located on US 64 west just 2.45 miles from downtown Highlands. You can park and stroll behind the gentle cascade (even if you’re not a young Cherokee woman) for an experience that’s transcendent and deeply romantic. 

 

Photo by Terry Barnes