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Cullasaja Falls

Highway 64 Highlands, NC
Three miles past Bust Your Butt Falls on Highway 64 is the breathtaking Cullasaja Falls.
Cullasaja Falls
Highlands, NC

If you travel even further down US 64 west, three miles past Bust Your Butt Falls you’ll come to breathtaking Cullasaja Falls. Cullasaja Falls is another spectacular waterfall on the powerful Cullasaja River, which winds through its gorge followed by the Mountain Scenic Byway near Highlands NC.This meandering stream, so languid for much of its twisting course, marshals its power for its namesake falls – a majestic cascade lined by ancient cliffs.

It’s easy to catch a glimpse of the falls as you drive by; however, getting a better view is not easy. The falls are located beside of a series of blind curves on US 64 with sheer rock cliffs above and below the road. There is only one small pull-off near the falls, but walking on the road puts visitors in danger of being hit by a passing vehicle.

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