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Address: Highlands, NC
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Description: Following paved walkways from the parking area, you can walk directly...
Following paved walkways from the parking area, you can walk directly underneath the tumbling 75-foot waterfall.
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A "walk-behind" waterfall that's easy to get to

Nothing dry about it. Dry Falls is located on 64 right on the highway. Walk down some ramps and steps and you're there in 10 minutes. 80 feet high and dropping off a rock ledge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nothing dry about it. Dry Falls is located on 64 right on the highway. Walk down some ramps and steps and you're there in 10 minutes. 80 feet high and dropping off a rock ledge above that protrudes over the wall below, allows you to walk behind the falls and look through the falling water at the river below. It's... More 

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Mauldin, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Did not have time to walk down to the falls, just enjoyed from the overlook. Very nice. Cool and inviting!

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Burlington, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

On our south of Asheville, NC "waterfall tour", we found that Dry Falls was one of our absolute favorites. It is right on US 64, easy to find, simple parking, and a very short walk to the falls. The best part of Dry Falls is to walk behind it! Because it pours over a bluff, you can stroll behind the... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A "don't miss" natural wonder seen driving east from Franklin, NC, on hwy 64 toward Highlands,NC. Parking area with steps leading down to falls allowing you to actually walk behind/under the falls!...and not get wet!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was the most wonderful experience. We went around 7 pm and for awhile were the only people there. The falls are amazing. You can actually walk behind it which is really great. You may get a little wet. The parking lot is brand new and large. The path down to the falls is an easy walk. The vista is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cascading waterfall .Pathway under the back of the falls gives a different perspective. Path and overlook off of the parking lot give numerous great angles especially for photographers. Well worth the stop. It's a little damp behind the falls, so protect your electronics.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Easy fairly short walk. Beautiful falls. You might get a little damp behind the falls. It feels good on a hot day.

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Columbia, South carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You appreciate God's natural beauty when you visit this waterfall. Its a short hike down a trail to walk under the falls and a little steep walk back up when you finish your walk but well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth the short hike--so cool to be able to walk behind the fall without risking life and limb!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is an almost hidden gem. The parking off the access is a bit tight, but that means you almost have the falls to yourself, and the hike/walk is very family friendly to the bottom tier of the falls. I've only been able to explore the bottom fall so far, and it was beautiful The lower waterfall cascades into swim... More 

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Address: Highlands, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands

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