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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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  • Within the last 5 years, Dry Falls had a nice makover. Parking is now great, including restrooms. Very nice steps and walkway down to the falls. Many photo points along the path. The falls have a lot ...  more »
  • Love to stop here several times a year and ck out the falls. US Highway 64 is a wonderful drive into Highlands, NC with numerous falls that can be seen from the highway and falls which you can hike to...  more »
  • Awsome! Even though there has been low rain fall in the area, the view was still spectacular to say none the least. We can only imaginewhat the falls would look like with average or even above average...  more »