Dry Falls, Highlands

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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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Highlands using our trip planner.
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  • It was worth the short drive outside Highlands to see this waterfall. You can actually go down and walk behind it.  more »
  • Pretty Falls with good path to walk under Falls. Try to go at Time that is not peak, like early am or early evening to miss crowd and get a parking space  more »
  • They have free parking (they do accept donations to help with upkeep.) They have restrooms (porta-potty style but in a structure like many state parks have.) It's not a big lot but there's a lot of tu...  more »

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