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Dry Falls, Highlands

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Waterfall
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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  • These falls were powerful and beautiful. I love waterfalls, but am sometimes limited in what I can see because I use a wheelchair. There is handicapped parking available and an accessible platform ove...  more »
  • We were very pleased to see the improvements to Dry Falls. The falls can be seen from the road now and there is a side viewing area for special need folks and for those that cannot make the trek down ...  more »
  • Loved walking under the falls but a bit slippery and tricky footing so have a good walking stick and walk very slow. Be prepared for getting wet.  more »