Waterfall Byway


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationNC
  • Length99.8 miles
Statewide Byway Partners
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Waterfall Byway


The Waterfall Byway winds 98 miles through five of the state’s western-most counties and earns its name from the 200 waterfalls that surround the route. In fact, Transylvania County, where the byway begins, is known as the “Land of the Waterfalls” for the numerous waterfalls and trout streams that occur in the area. But this byway not only offers striking views of pristine mountain forests, lofty mountain ranges, and dramatic waterfalls, it also encompasses a vast amount of North Carolina’s rich heritage and history throughout several quaint mountain towns.

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