Franklin North Carolina Visitor Guide

See our travel guide to Franklin, North Carolina, the Gem Capital of the World with hiking and waterfalls in the Nantahala National Forest.

Wayah Bald Lookout Tower near Franklin, NC

Wayah Bald is located near Franklin, NC in the Nantahala National Forest. A short hike from the summit parking area takes you to an old stone fire tower. From this vantage point, you can witness a panoramic view of the southern Appalachian chain.

Waterfalls+Near+Franklin+North+Carolina | Waterfalls of Southwestern North Carolina near Franklin, NC

Waterfalls of Southwestern North Carolina near Franklin, NC

Explore 16 scenic waterfalls in Western North Carolina, including areas of the Nantahala National Forest, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

You Can Find Amazing Antiques At These 10 Places In North Carolina

You Can Find Amazing Antiques At These 10 Places In North Carolina

Dry Falls, a popular waterfall located a few miles outside of Highlands, North Carolina, gives visitors the rare treat of walking safely behind a waterfall. This 75-foot tall waterfall in the Nantahala National Forest flows over an overhanging cliff, allowing people to walk behind the falls and stay dry (hence the name). Part of the renovations included a fully accessible observation area adjacent to the parking area and addition of pit toilets. It's approximately 80 miles from Asheville.

North Carolina ROCKS at autumn. Dry Falls today in peak fall color in Highlands, NC, in the Nantahala National Forest mountains in North Carolina.

Franklin, NC - Bridal Veil Falls... ive been here, its so pretty and theres awesome flowers around there ive never seen

Other than the awesome waterfalls, Franklin is supposed to be one of the biggest gem finding places in the U.

Our kind of drive-thru! Bridal Veil Falls near Highlands, NC, in Nantahala National Forest.

This is the only waterfall in North Carolina that you can drive under! The Bridal Veil Falls doesn't have a large volume of water. But it's along the highway, so it's convenient. Bridal Veil is easy to find. Just look for the sign on U.

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