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Glen Falls

Hwy 106,, Highlands, NC
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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Concord, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a nice group of waterfalls located off highway 106 just outside of Highlands. The hiking is steep in some areas.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Parking at the fall is much easier and a beautiful ride to get to it also. There is quite a bit of hiking down and what goes down must come back up. Not for someone wanting a leisurely stroll. It is a more rough terrain so be prepared. The views a beautiful though.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I hike in vacations to appease my husband so I can shop. It took us about 30 minutes to get to the bottom of the falls and it was hard to make me leave. The falls are breathtaking, noise of its roar soothing and it's spiritual. The trail is very well maintained and wooden steps throughout. Going back up the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Well maintained trail, great viewing platforms. I would rate the difficulty as moderate, simply because of the size of the steps.

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Marietta,GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went to the bottom this time and it was a challenge but it was so beautiful - just take your time and enjoy the walk.

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Dacula, Georgia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Agree with most of the other reviews, it is a pretty good hike unless you are an avid hiker. For the average couch potato, it is a bit of work. But, it is worth it.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was a nice hike but there was not to much flow as it hadn't rained in a while. it's a steep down hill hike and rather hard.

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were a little too adventurous on this hike. We ventured past the third viewing area. From the third viewing point, the level of difficult changes from moderate to difficult. The decent is extremely steep, which make the climb up a challenge. If you enjoy a difficult hike, travel beyond the third lookout.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place is neat. It is a moderate hike to the upper and lower levels and we did go to falls further down that have no platform viewing area. The hike to these was moderate to challenging. Nothing hard, but not for the very young or old. You feel like you are truly out in nature on this hike. With... More

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Auburn, AL
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173 reviews 173 reviews
40 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

These are stunning, but there is a hike that is challenging if you go all the way to the bottom. The upper falls and middle section are worth seeing, but I would forgo the bottom 2 sections, as well as the little viewing area at the top of the upper falls. Nice improved trail. Easy to find from Highlands, though... More

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