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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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Easy hike, great diversion

Only a few minutes from Highlands, this is a fairly impressive falls. Easy hike down to beneath the falls, great photo ops, etc. There is also an overlook with great views... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Only a few minutes from Highlands, this is a fairly impressive falls. Easy hike down to beneath the falls, great photo ops, etc. There is also an overlook with great views as well. Very nice diversion and something to do in Highlands that doesn't take more than an hour, give or take.

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Smyrna, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

To experience the walk behind the falls is just magnificent. We arrived shortly after a hard rain and the falls were working overtime. Well worth the trip just outside Highlands, North Carolina. Amazing.

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The falls are impressive due to the volume of water and the fact that you can walk behind them. Standing beneath the rock that the falls cascade from is an impressive experience. You can hear the water pounding over the rocks above you and feel the mist from the spray. If you're in the area be sure to visit. The... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

These falls were nice - quite a lot of water. There is a parking area where you can stop and view the falls from above. There is a trail down to the bottom where you can walk behind the falls, but I passed because there were a lot of stairs and I'm guessing the climb back up would be unpleasant.

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cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

no far from highlands. a paved path with some steps leads to the falls. can see the falls from a short distance down the path. can safely walk behind falls and out on other side. i could have stayed for hours just looking at the falls that close. there is a nice size parking lot with porta potty type bathrooms

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Texarkana, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must stop attraction in my opinion. This waterfall is great and easy to access. You have to walk to it and you can't see it from the road like others near here but it is worth it.

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Central Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wow. There are NO words to describe this waterfall! But I can tell you ONE thing is for sure, all of these pictures and videos do NOT do it justice! It's a huge waterfall ... and it's powerful. So majestic and beautiful. The trail to get down to the waterfall isn't bad at all. Unfortunately, there are steps down to... More 

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cashiers, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful! Quick stop and easy walk to have a fantastic view. Also, a nice viewing deck above that is a quick walk out. Well worth the stop.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

To see the better waterfalls in North Carolina, you often have to hike to them. For many, that's a great adventure, but Dry Falls is a nice alternative where you can watch the falls from the accessible location next to the parking lot or walk down the well built pathway to the falls themselves. The bonus if you walk is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Must stop!!!!!!! Beautiful huge waterfall that you can walk behind. We stopped on our way down the mountain, don't be discouraged if the parking lot is full people were constantly coming and going. Took lots of photos, picnic tables.

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

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