Top Adventures in Highlands

  • Photograph and Explore Bridal Veil Falls

    Bridal Veil Falls is located directly off of the road and is about a 100 feet tall in total. The falls makes for a great place to take pictures under the water falls. The falls itself is small and flows constant all year long getting to the bottom...

  • Explore Dry Falls, North Carolina

    Dry Falls is located off of Hwy. 64, which has been designated as the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway, and the road does not disappoint. Hwy. 64 is a two lane road which hugs the northern side of Cullasaja Gorge, which has been carved by the Cullasaj...

    0.3 miles

  • Bouldering Granite City

    At the foot of Blackrock Mountain just outside of Highlands, North Carolina, lies one of the most unique and secluded natural playgrounds around.  Granite City is composed of several massive granite boulders, ranging between 10-40 feet tall.  This...

    0.3 miles 96 ft gain

  • Hike the Whiteside Mountain Loop

    Whiteside Mountain is simply breathtaking, there is no way around it.  Views of the mountain from the South expose its sheer granite face, which runs almost its entire length East-to-West.  However, the views of the mountain are just the beginning...

    2 miles 595 ft gain

  • Explore Cashiers Sliding Rock

    This waterfall is located just outside of Cashiers, NC. The trailhead to the waterfall is right off of the road and has a good amount of parking. The trial itself is very nice and has new steps at the beginning of the trail. The trail is very wide...

    0.2 miles 70 ft gain

  • Explore Cullasaja Falls

    This is an awesome waterfall that offers views from several different spots along the road as well as a quick hike down to the base! The small pull-off area is located towards the top of the falls. There isn't much space (3 maybe 4 cars at a time)...

    0.3 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to Yellow Mountain Fire Tower via Cloud Catcher Lane

    Yellow Mountain Fire Tower features some of the best views, looking out over both the Northern Georgia mountains as well as seeing the flat-lands of South Carolina past the mountain ranges. This hike is pretty well known for its 12-mile round trip...

    1.5 miles 700 ft gain

  • Hike to Holcomb and Ammons Creek Falls

    This moderate hike takes you to two scenic waterfalls in the Georgia wilderness. Water cascades down for over 100 feet to spill into the pool below An observation deck provides the ideal place to take in the splendor of the waterfall system.

    1.75 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike along the Chattooga River to Spoonauger Falls

    Spoonauger falls housed in Sumter National Forest, received its name after the Spoonauger family which historically lived above the falls. From Walhalla SC, drive north on Highway 28 until it meets SC 107 (right under 10 miles). Take a slight rig...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to Kings Creek Falls

    The trail to Kings Creek begins behind the bulletin board in the Burrells Ford primitive campground parking lot. It is an easy .5 mile trail to the falls. The falls are only 70ft high but they are beautiful, there is an area to the side of the fal...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike to King Creek Falls

    Very nice dog-friendly and family-friendly adventure! The hike is not long at all and the end result is a beautiful 70 ft waterfall with a pooled area at the bottom!  Old logs are around for sitting on and relaxing while enjoying your lunch or sna...

    0.6 miles

  • Hike to Big Bend Falls

    The hike to Big Bend Falls begins on the Chattooga River Trail at the Burrell's Ford Campground. To get here you take Burrell's Ford Road off of SC 107. There will be a good sized gravel parking area off to the left about 3 miles down Burrell's Fo...

    6.5 miles

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