Bridal Veil Falls   
2.5 miles east of Highlands on US 64. Visible from the highway. Height 120 feet. 

Courthouse Falls  
On Courthouse Creek, in the Beech Gap area of Pisgah National Forest. Take US 64, 16 miles east from Cashiers, turn north on SR 215 to Balsam Grove and Courthouse Creek. 

Cullasaja Falls  
Visible from US 64, in Cullasaja Gorge, 11 miles east from Franklin, 9 miles west from Highlands. Height 250 feet. Accessible by foot trail, 1/2 mile, steep rough terrain. 

Dry Falls  
Located near US 64, 3.5 miles west of Highlands, 16.5 miles east of Franklin. Paved walkway underneath 75 foot falls. 

Glen Falls  
From Highlands, travel 3 miles south on NC 106, turn left on US Forest Service Rd with “Glen Falls” marker. 1 mile trail to falls is steep and rough. 3 large falls dropping approximately 60 feet. 

Hickory Nut Falls
Rutherford County.  Inside Chimney Rock Park near Lake Lure off U.S. 74-A.

Horsepasture Falls  
From Casheirs, take US 64, 10 miles east to “Whitewater Road”. Follow road south to Horsepasure River. Drift Falls is nearby. 

Indian Creek Falls  
From Bryson City, take “Deep Creek Road” north 3 miles to Deep Creek Campground in Great Smokey Mountains National Park. One mile hike to falls is classified as “easy.” Height 60 feet. 

Juneywhank Falls  
Juneywhank Falls are one-quarter mile downstream from Indian Creek Falls. 

Kiesee Falls  
From Casheirs, go 16 miles east on US 64, to “Glouchester Road”. Falls on the Kiesee River in Balsam Grove, near Courthouse Falls. 

Laurel Falls
From the Sugarlands Visitor Center, drive 3.7 miles west on Little River Road to the parking area at Fighting Creek Gap.  This is a 75 foot two-step waterfall.  1.3 miles to falls.


Linville Falls
Off Blue Ridge Parkway in the Linville Gorge Area.

Looking Glass Falls  
From Waynesville, take US 276 south, 22 miles. Parking is well marked on the east side of highway. Short walk to falls. 

Mingo Falls  
A 200 foot scenic waterfall on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Follow Big Cove Road to Mingo Falls Campground. Park adjacent to campground. Trail walk takes 5 minutes from parking area. 

Mouse Creek Falls
Haywood County. Big Creek Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Pearson Falls
U.S. 176 north of Tryon.

Rainbow Falls  
On same road as Horsepasture Falls. Height 200 feet. 

Soco Falls  
From Cherokee, take US 19, 6 miles north to Soco. Falls on the slopes of Soco Bald. 

Sliding Rock Falls
From Waynesville, take US 276 south toward Brevard.  Falls are located on right, 7.5 miles after passing the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance.

Tom’s Branch Falls  
See directions to Indian Creek Falls. A quarter-mile walk from Deep Creek Campground. 

Toxaway Falls  
From Cashiers, take US 64 east, about 16 miles. Highway passes over falls. 

Whitewater Falls  
At 411 feet, the highest falls in the eastern US. From Cashiers, take US 64 east, 10 miles to “Whitewater Road”. Falls are 10 miles south on Whitewater Road, near the NC/SC state line. Drift, Horsepasture, and Rainbow Falls are also accessible from Whitewater Road.


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