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Dry Falls

Highlands, NC
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Traveler Description: The newly renovated park is terrific - there is access for handicapped viewing of the falls, picnic tables and plenty of parking.  The view of the... more »
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

It may be a little hard to get parking or you can take the chance of parking on the grass across the street. There is a small paved trail that takes you behind the waterfall. You will get wet, but it is worth it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Highlands, you really must see this lovely waterfall...it is close to town, does not involve a long hike, and is well worth seeing.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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176 reviews 176 reviews
35 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You can walk directly underneath and behind this waterfall.Flow was light this time but in wet periods it can be massive and you will get wet from the mist. limited parking which can fill during peak periods.

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

An easy walk down a well constructed pathway takes you behind the falls. While the ease of access makes it a very popular site, we had no problem getting photos without people in them. If you are driving between Highlands and Franklin, take 20 minutes to pause here!

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Longview, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a must see while visiting Highlands. Just beautiful and worth the walk down to see it. Love, love the natural beauty of this area. God sure smiled on North Carolina.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It was a hike to get down to the falls but worth the view. I have seen whitewater falls which is much larger but this was neat.

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Sanford, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were taking the scenic route along US 64 in NC and were looking for Bridal Veil Waterfall so much we almost missed this one, as you can't see it from the highway. At the far entrance we made a last second decision to turn into the parking lot; sure glad we did. It was absolutely gorgeous (actually much more... More

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North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Definitely a lot of downhill there and uphill back, but the waterfall was absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Access to walk behind the falls. Stairs and paved walkway provide easy access. The falls and area around it are beautiful.

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round rock, tx
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We Have driven past this waterfall on every yearly vacation, until last year. It is gorgeous!!!! You can't see it from 64, only when you park, and walk down. My kids love Dry Falls the most, because you can walk behind it. They also love the little cave behind the falls. We went in the pouring rain this year, just... More

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