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Dry Falls, Highlands
(4.9/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
Unlike the name suggests, at you will see a lot of rushing water in the scenic Nantahala National Forest. The 24.4 m (80 ft) falls steam from an overhanging cliff, which you can walk under on the path and stay relatively dry. However, when it rains and the water flow is higher, you might get sprayed. Near the parking area is an observation deck where you can take in the entire waterfall. To experience the falls up close, walk the short, paved trail. Make sure to protect your camera and other electronic equipment, and consider bringing an umbrella or waterproof jacket. Admission is free and the parking area has restrooms. Using our custom trip planner, Highlands attractions like Dry Falls can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I don't know why this is called Dry Falls because it was just the opposite , it is so beautiful and breathtaking I couldn't believe my eyes. You park in a parking lot and they have a very nice walk wa...  more »
  • Quick stop. Free and can donate too. Small parking lot and minimal restrooms. Short concrete path under the falls. Glad to see many other families enjoying nature! 
  • Must see! This is a beautiful stop, we made a day trip from Helen, ga to here and totally worth it, the drive up there while the leaves were changing has stops all along the way with trails and scener...  more »