Lower Cullasaja Falls

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US64, Highlands, NC, USA
Lower Cullasaja Falls - A beautiful stretch...
Lower Cullasaja Falls - The falls descends gradually over a pretty landscape.
Lower Cullasaja Falls - Lower Cullasaja Falls, outside of Highlands, NC, USA
Lower Cullasaja Falls - Recent rainfall had the Cullasaja roaring!

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vances vances
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Roaring Splendor Dec 26, 2015
I am afraid you will need luck on your side to enjoy this waterfall. Between nasty curves and all of the up and down, simply navigating US64 is challenging enough, let alone seeking the turnout to view Lower Cullasaja. The falls is not sign posted and there are many turn outs, so all I can tell you is that you are seeking a relatively long turn out (meaning about seven cars can fit, rather than three or four) roughly three miles east of Dry Falls. The turnout is on the same side of US64 as Dry Falls, though pretty much everything is since that is the gorge side.

Lower Cullasaja is a pleasing cascade over a long stretch of river, probably descending a couple hundred feet over the duration. We caught the falls at a time when the river was gushing, so it was noisy and evinced remarkable power. I think some of the prettier details got swallowed up by the massive flow, but it seemed a fair trade-off to witness such might. I did not notice any trails leading away from the turnout, so literally a roadside attraction, but a splendid one!

Final note is to use caution when getting in and out of your car. The turnout is quite tight to the road and adjacent to a nasty curve.
Lower Cullasaja Falls, outside of …
Recent rainfall had the Cullasaja …
The falls descends gradually over …
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