Bridal Veil Falls is a 45-foot (20.1 m) waterfall located in the Nantahala National Forest, northwest of Highlands, North Carolina. Because a short curve of road actually winds its way behind the falls, it's the only waterfall in the state under which you can drive a car.
Bridal Veil Falls flows on a tributary of the Cullasaja River, passing over the overhanging bluff that allows visitors to walk behind the falls and remain dry when the waterflow is low. During periods of drought, the stream may nearly dry up, though visitors will get wet if the waterflow is moderate or high.
Located on the side of U.S. Highway 64 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north of Highlands, North Carolina, the curve behind the falls actually used to direct traffic behind them exclusively. However, Highway 64 has since been re-routed because of freezing conditions during the winter months.