Highlands Falls

A steep slide shoots off the rock face into a free-fall, which ends in a big cascade, where a huge rounded boulder sits near the bottom left side. Some smaller cascades to the right and below the boulder round out the remainder of this impressive waterfall. Even at this elevation, the Cullasaja River is a fairly big stream which can have some significant water flows at times.


  • Height: Approximately 100 ft.
  • Elevation: 3800 ft
  • Stream: Cullasaja River
  • Landowner: Private (Highlands Falls Country Club)
  • GPS: 35.070287, -83.17424


Driving Directions

Located in the Highlands Falls country club, this major waterfall sits at the end of what is now par 3 Hole #15, surrounded by dozens of enormous houses, and is essentially off-limits to the public. Although, if you golf and have enough money to join or know someone in the club to visit with, you might be able to pay it a visit.