Highlands, North Carolina: Bridal Veil Falls - Drive Under It

Notable not for the waterfall, but for the little road that allows you to drive underneath it.
US Hwy. 64, Highlands, NC
On US-64 West about three miles outside of Cashiers.
Best in Spring, when there's lots of water.
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Bridal Veil Falls

The boulder that was blocking the road has been finally removed. You can once again drive behind the falls and not get your car wet. The big boulder fell from up above the falls several years ago, and blocked the road. The Forestry Service did not have enough money to remove it, so there it sat until a local builder volunteered to come in and blow it up into smaller pieces. They were then able to truck the smaller pieces away.

I've been visiting that beautiful area for the last 45 years and I'm glad to see open again. By the way, be sure to ask the locals about the bear encounter at the top of Bridal Veil Falls.

[Gary, 11/12/2009]

Bridal Veil Falls and Mini Coopers.

Bridal Veil Falls

Visited over Labor Day weekend with a group of Mini Coopers. The drive was open so we could get behind the falls. Very unique and beautiful spot to visit.

[Jeff Causey, 09/07/2008]

Look at all those Mini Coopers driving under the waterfall.

Bridal Veil Falls

We were in the area and visited Bridal Veil falls. They have closed the drive-through, but you can still walk under it!

[Tara Humphrey, 04/14/2008]
Bridal Veil Falls

The drive-through road is open again. This fall is actually in Highlands, not Cashiers.

[John, 02/21/2008]
Bridal Vail Falls drive-thru collapses

In 2003, the large overhang of the drive-thru falls dislodged and fell off. This is one huge chunk of rock, I am guessing, 12 tall and 40 feet long. This has closed the circular drive under the falls. But the garnets are plentiful from the smaller pieces of rock that fell. I just gathered a bunch in August.

[Sgt. Pete, 09/24/2004]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Wilderness Taxidermy and Wildlife MuseumWilderness Taxidermy and Wildlife Museum, Franklin, NC - 7 mi.
Ruby City MuseumRuby City Museum, Franklin, NC - 11 mi.
American Museum of the House CatAmerican Museum of the House Cat, Sylva, NC - 17 mi.
In the region:
Big Catfish, Pigeon Forge, TN - 53 mi.

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