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Dry Falls, Highlands

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 900+ 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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  • Best waterfall in the area for those of us who are not big hikers - we highly recommend a visit there. It is very easy to access and is beautiful. You can walk behind the waterfall. 
  • Great falls to pull over and look at. Bring good shoes and be prepared to get wet. Worth the trip. Take lots of pictures. 
  • Breathtakingly beautiful and very short walk down stairs (with guardrail) to view. You can walk under and behind the falls on a walkway. Easier for elderly or people who do not get around too well to ...  read more »
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