Cullasaja Falls

Cullasaja Falls

This impressive, multi-streamed cascade has a roadside view. It tumbles over a series of churning cascades, before dropping over a rock face that splits the flow into a characteristic series of parallel columns. The river is then shunted to the left and cascades further down into the gorge. Impressive rock faces surround the falls.

It's very neat to look at, but accessing it can be dangerous. US Hwy. 64 has cliffs on both sides and is narrow and curvy here. There is one small pulloff just downstream of the falls, but it's only reachable when traveling away from them. Be careful!

Starting at the intersection of US Hwys 441 and 64 in Franklin, NC, the falls is 7.7 miles east on US Hwy 64, on the right.


  • Height: 250 ft
  • Elevation: 2483 ft
  • Stream: Cullasaja River
  • Landowner: Nantahala National Forest
  • GPS: 35.116852, -83.269958