Waterfalls

There are dozens of easily accessible waterfalls that cascade their way through the mountains surrounding Highlands, with the added bonus of Glen Falls and Bridal Veil Falls only 3 miles from downtown. Explore with us.

Dry Falls

Dry Falls

On US 64/28, 4 miles from Highlands. A pleasant walk from the highway, the path goes behind the 75 ft. waterfall.
Location: Highlands, NC
Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

This fall cascades over US 64/28 3 miles from town. Cars drive under the 120 ft. waterfall
Location: Highlands, NC
Whitewater Falls

Whitewater Falls

The tallest waterfall east of the Rockies at 411 feet. 1/2 mile (round trip). Trail head Whitewater Falls parking lot. Featuring Whitewater Falls the highest in the eastern U.S., 411 feet and is an easy walk on the paved trail.
Location: Highlands, NC
Bust your Butt Falls

Bust your Butt Falls

On Hwy.64 / 6 miles from west of Highlands, NC.
Location: Highlands, NC
Callusaja Falls

Callusaja Falls

On Hwy.64 / 9 miles from town, it is one of the most Picturesque falls in North Carolina. It is a 250 ft cascade.
Location: Highlands, NC
Glen Falls

Glen Falls

1.4 miles (one way; 15 min. to first falls). Trail head: Glen Falls parking lot. Trail end: Forest Service Rd. (79C) in Blue Valley. Features: Three cascading waterfalls and a beautiful stream. One of the advantages of this trail is that you can return after seeing the first or second waterfall, and still have an enjoyable walk.
Location: Highlands, NC
Ranger Falls

Ranger Falls

Accessed from Flat Mtn. Ranger Station off Flat Mtn. Rd. or Cliffside Lake Recreation Area.
Location: Highlands, NC
Iron Bridge Falls

Iron Bridge Falls

Horse Cove Rd. Left on Bull Pen Rd. The bridge crosses the Chattooga. Bull Pen Rd. continues onto Hwy. 107.
Location: Highlands, NC
Sliding Rock Cashiers

Sliding Rock Cashiers

Location: Cashiers, NC
Silver Run Falls

Silver Run Falls

A 30-foot waterfall spills into a pool of water. Off NC 107, 4.1 miles south of Cashiers. Park in pull-off on left & take a short, easy trail to base of falls
Location: Highlands, NC
Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

3 Mile Roundtrip Trail - Strenuous - Marked w/ Orange Circles
Location: Gorges State Park, NC
Bear Wallow Falls

Bear Wallow Falls

1 Mile Roundtrip Trail - Strenuous - Marked w/ Blue Triangles
Location: Gorges State Park, NC
Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass Falls

Location: Highlands, NC
Tallulah Gorge Falls

Tallulah Gorge Falls

Location: Highlands, NC
Lake Toxaway Falls

Lake Toxaway Falls

An impressive 150 foot waterfall, is located next to Highway 64 in North Carolina between Brevard and Cashiers.
Location: Highlands, NC
Holcomb Falls

Holcomb Falls

This trail begins at the intersection of Hale Ridge Road (Forest Service Road 7) and Overflow Road (Forest Service Road 86) and follows a short loop to its end on Hale Ridge Road. The trail passes Holcomb Creek Falls and Ammons Creek Falls, where there is an observation deck.
Location: Highlands, NC
Ammons Creek Falls

Ammons Creek Falls

This trail begins at the intersection of Hale Ridge Road (Forest Service Road 7) and Overflow Road (Forest Service Road 86) and follows a short loop to its end on Hale Ridge Road. The trail passes Holcomb Creek Falls and Ammons Creek Falls, where there is an observation deck.
Location: Highlands, NC
Overflow Creek Falls

Overflow Creek Falls

Location: Highlands, NC
Lake Sequoyah Falls

Lake Sequoyah Falls

Located off US 64/28 west, 2.5 miles northwest of Highlands on the Cullasaja River. The Sequoyah Dam is at the head of the falls. There are 18 small falls within a quarter mile paralleling US 64/28
Location: Highlands, NC