Dry Falls, Highlands

4.9
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. Plan my trip to Highlands with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • My wife and I stopped here in our way to Highlands. It is a quick and easy few steps down to the falls. The falls is very pretty and you can walk under it. The trail continued on around the falls.....  more »
  • The parking for the fall is limited but if you are lucky to park then you will be amazed the walk to the fall is very easy. You can walk behind this fall and feel the mist off the fall.  more »
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  • No hike, but amazing waterfall. There is a parking lot and a toilet! There is a pathway that goes behind the waterfall. There are stairs that you will need to go down. Spectacular views! Loved it and will go back.
  • Beautiful waterfall just minutes of the road. They do ask for a $3 contribution for park upkeep so make sure you have a few ones with you when you go.
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