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Address: Highlands, NC
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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Impressive, nothing dry about these falls!

This spot is very easy to get to. They have an overlook that is accessible to people with a disability which is fantastic. So if you have a guest in a wheelchair don't hesitate to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Mandabeth
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This spot is very easy to get to. They have an overlook that is accessible to people with a disability which is fantastic. So if you have a guest in a wheelchair don't hesitate to stop here. There is a separate trail down to the falls which is very well maintained with railing and stairs. The trail goes under the... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Dry Falls is beautiful and breathtaking. Parking is available and the pathway is easily accessible. Beautiful photo opportunity and worth the time.

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Athens, Ga.
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We enjoyed seeing Dry Falls in a snowy atmosphere. Ice sickles abounded. The many steps were fun going down as well as up. The way behind the falls was blocked, of course. Very pretty.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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198 reviews 198 reviews
44 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stopped by Dry Falls as we were leaving Highlands. The water was rushing but it was covered in ice that made for a winter wonderland experience. Took some pictures from the viewing platform but did not venture down under the falls as some people did.

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Highlands is a wonderful place to visit. Especially if you love nature. Be sure to visit Dry Falls, (Oxymoron, lol)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Loved the walkways down to the falls. So many photo opportunities! Wear walking shoes...many steps down to the falls.

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bradenton, fl
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30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This has our vote as being the best water fall we've seen. The ability to walk behind and take in mother nature at its best. Simply beautiful. There was snow and ice all around on our visit which I think made it look even prettier, a little slippery. If you don't feel like walking down to the waterfall (or for... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Lots of great falls in the area but don't miss this one. The whole area has been recently updated with a new parking lot, bathroom and walkways. But the main attraction has always been the walk behind the massive waterfall. You will get misted so be prepared to get damp. The walk down isn't too steep but it can be... More 

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

If you're ever near Highlands - or, if you're like my family and don't mind driving a little out of the way - make sure to stop and see Dry Falls! The volume of water was surprising to me!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The short walk to Dry Falls is worth it! The trail has been recently redone with stone and hand rails.The hike is even more fun because you can hear the falls before seeing them. We did not know what to expect, and were a little breathless when we saw the raging water. The waterfall cascades over a ledge and you... More 

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