Mountain Waters Scenic Byway

Highlands, North Carolina

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A 61.3-mile paved route through the southern Appalachian Mountains, with whitewater river gorges, hardwood forests, and rural farm country. The Mountain Waters Scenic Byway traverses beautiful mountain terrain during its journey across North Carolina. The two-lane road is paved and has frequent turnouts for scenic viewing or recreation access. Traffic can be very heavy on summer and fall weekends, as well as on holidays, with the recreation season usually running from mid-April to Labor Day. Special attractions: Deep river gorges, waterfalls, broad vistas, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, picnicking. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
National Forest Scenic Byways East & South

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National Forest Scenic Byways East & South

by Beverly R. Magley (Falcon Guides)

A 61.3-mile paved route through the southern Appalachian Mountains, with whitewater river gorges, hardwood forests, and rural farm country. The Mountain Waters Scenic Byway traverses beautiful mountain terrain during its journey across North Carolina. The two-lane road is paved and has frequent turnouts for scenic viewing or recreation access. Traffic can be very heavy on summer and fall weekends, as well as on holidays, with the recreation season usually running from mid-April to Labor Day.

Special attractions: Deep river gorges, waterfalls, broad vistas, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, picnicking. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Beverly R. Magley/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Highlands
Distance: 61.3
Season: Year-round; occasional snow and ice in winter may require four-wheel drive
Local Contacts: Nantahala National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Mountain Waters Scenic Byway

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