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Highlands, North Carolina: Bridal Veil Falls

Notable not for the waterfall, but for the little road that once allowed cars to drive underneath it.

US Hwy. 64, Highlands, NC
On US-64 West about three miles outside of Cashiers.
Jan 2020: Reported drive-under now prohibited. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Bridal Veil Falls - Drive Under It

You can no longer drive under it.

[Vince LaMonica, 01/14/2020]
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]

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