Duration: 2:50, 150 miles
Google Maps URL from Atlanta (33.91998, -84.33898): Maps URL
Seasonal/Limited Access: Dirt road. No scheduled closures, but there is a gate so it could be closed in bad weather.
I-285 West to I-75 North
I-575 N / GA-5 / GA-515 and go 72 miles
Straight on US-76 E and go 3
L on GA-60 / NC-60 at Dunkin Donuts and go 14
R on US-74 E (stay on US-74) and go 32
R on (paved) Wayah Rd (parking for Nantahala River access) and go 5. Note: Beautiful drive; watch for anglers and don’t run over them.
L on Otter Creek Rd (1365) and go 4
Note: Bear L at Vestal Cochran Rd at 1.3 to stay on Otter Creek Rd (1365)
Park at timber-walled pull-out under high power lines
On the way home: On Wayah Rd, look right and up to see a beautiful 150’ waterfall (narrow).