Highlands NC Waterfalls and Hikes

Explore our Highlands NC Waterfalls and Hikes

Name Information Directions

Whiteside Mountain

  • 2 Mile trip, walk in about an hour
  • One of the most popular scenic trails
  • 4930′ elevation, highest cliffs in the Eastern United
    States
  • Shortoff and Yellow Mountain to the North, Chimney
    Top Mountain to the East, Lake Keowee South,Nantahala
    Mountain range to the West.
From highway 64,
west of Jackson/Macon line take Wildcat Ridge Road south
about 1/2 mile to Whiteside parking area, follow sign to
trail.

Glen Falls

  • 1.4 mile trail
  • 15 minutes to first waterfall
  • Three 80′ falls and streams
106 South, 2
miles from Highlands, Glen Falls scenic area sign to left,
turn and follow SR 1618 to parking area. Follow the gravel
path to the falls.

Bridal Veil Falls

  • 150′ waterfall
  • Can drive under falls
  • Many wedding performed under Bridal Veil
Intersection of
highway 107 South & 64, drive West towards Highlands on
64 , turn right at light and junction of 64 and 28 (towards
Franklin) drive about 3 miles, Falls on right side of the
road.

Dry Falls

  • Path leading behind falls
  • Walk behind without getting wet
  • 75′ falls
Intersection of
highway 107 South & 64, drive West towards Highlands on
64 , turn right at light and junction of 64 and 28 (towards
Franklin), drive about 1 mile past Bridal Veil Falls. After
Dry Falls sign turn left into parking area, Go down staircase
to Dry Falls.

Lower Cullasaja Falls

  • Cullasaja cascades above 250′
  • Falls are visible from the highway
  • On U.S. 64/N.C. 28 between Highlands and
    Franklin
Intersection of
highway 107 South & 64, drive West towards Highlands on
64 , turn right at light and junction of 64 and 28 (towards
Franklin), drive about 1 mile past Bridal Veil Falls. After
Dry Falls sign turn left into parking area, Go down staircase
to Dry Falls.

Kalakaleskies Falls

  • 18 small falls within 1/4 mile
  • Sequoyah Lake Dam at head of falls
  • Banks are steep and there are no worn paths. Be
    Careful!
Off 64 and 28
West,3 miles Northwest of Highlands on Cullasaja River