Franklin NC


Outing Dates:  Oct 18 - 23, 2018
Franklin lies within the Nantahala National Forest and is situated between two popular scenic gorges, the Cullasaja and the Nantahala. Comprised of over half of a million acres of unspoiled beauty, the rolling mountains rise to peaks over 5,000 ft. high from the valley of the Little Tennessee River. Spectacular waterfalls, fantastic hiking trails, pristine fishing streams and abundant wildlife are among the area’s many natural treasures.


Franklin, North Carolina and the surrounding area

Click Here to Register

Outing Leader  Rick Hartman

Click here to see who else is going and what members are willing to share lodging and/or travel expenses. 

Some of the available lodging within Franklin NC


October 18 - 23, 2018
(Thursday - Tuesday)

Your choice of arrival and departure times.   These dates were chosen so that you could plan for at least one weekday and avoid the weekend crowds.

If you are planning to attend this outing, please register
AND - make your lodging arrangements now!


Shared Lodging

If you would like to share lodging with other members please indicate your preferences when you register. A list will be maintained and updated weekly and can be viewed by opening this link.

JCC Members willing to share lodging


Saturday evening - Pizza party at the home of Bill and Jeanne Vaughters, friends of Rick.

Meet-up location: The parking lot of Lowes located at the intersection of US 64 and US 441. This allows leaving any autos in the event of car pooling.

Franklin Restaurants

Chris and Charlie’s Pizza, Pasta & More
City Restaurant
El Charro Mexican Grill
Fa Buddies Ribs & BBQ
Fatz Cafe
Jaxon’s Downtown
Sunset Restaurant


Itinerary 1

Cullasaja Falls

Dry Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Cliffside Lake



Itinerary 2

Nantahala Gorge

Nantahala Lake

Wayah Road

Wayah Bald -  5342 ft.

Other points of interest

Standing Indian State Park

The Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center
Mountain City, GA

Pedestrian Covered Bridge over Little Tennessee River

4 thoughts on “Franklin NC”

  1. 1. The registration form is now available
    2. Lodging, there are three recommended hotels in Franklin, however you are free to make reservations anywhere you would like to stay.
    3. And we’re still looking for an Outing Leader who could assist with the logistics.


    1. This is indeed a nice place and has excellent food. However, it is about a half hour drive to a meeting place in Franklin from which to embark. It may also be said that this area is subject to fog and an early morning drive might take longer.

Leave a Comment