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Dry Falls

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Address: Highlands, NC
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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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Beautiful, breathtaking, cliche words of beauty

Words cannot describe the beauty and sense of awe you get from going underneath this giant waterfall. All cliche words of natural beauty fit this place perfectly.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Florence, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The falls is very accessible. There is convenient parking right off the highway. You descend a few hundred feet on very well maintained stairs and then your view is unhindered. You can walk behind the falls when season permits. It's a beautiful place to see. There is a 2.00 parking fee in summer; free in winter. Picnic tables available if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Words cannot describe the beauty and sense of awe you get from going underneath this giant waterfall. All cliche words of natural beauty fit this place perfectly.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting the falls, but the parking area is small and there were a lot of people. If you don't mind sharing the view or want a short walk to the falls, then this place is for you.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful waterfall that is easily accessible right off U.S. 64. There is a parking lot, bathroom, and nice, paved walkway down to the falls. It’s a short hike and almost anyone can do it. You can walk behind the falls and it’s very picturesque, probably a 7 out of 10 beauty rating. Definitely worth the short stop. Positives: Pretty, VERY... More 

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Tucker, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful waterfall easy to get to after a scenic drive from Highlands. If you are in the area be sure to stop and see it. You can park and walk down to the falls. Last time we were here 1 year ago you could walk behind the falls. This visit a gate was up and locked with a sign warning... More 

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Thank Mohawk_TO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dry Falls is fabulous and so easy to access! Drive a few miles out of Highlands, NC, on Rt. 64 toward Franklin, NC, and find these right along the road. There's a paved parking area and concrete stairs with handrails leading down to the falls. Walk under the waterfall through a fern-lined grotto and stay dry! This is truly magical... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stunning even on a cold, wer Christmas Eve ❤️🌿🌲🎁 East little trim from historic Highlands....a must see while in the area !!

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Gainesville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the short walk and say you walked under a waterfall while staying dry! Be advised that it can be icy in winter and parking is limited.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Within the last 5 years, Dry Falls had a nice makover. Parking is now great, including restrooms. Very nice steps and walkway down to the falls. Many photo points along the path. The falls have a lot of water year round. It is so much fun be able to walk all the way accross, behind the falls and stay dry.... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Love to stop here several times a year and ck out the falls. US Highway 64 is a wonderful drive into Highlands, NC with numerous falls that can be seen from the highway and falls which you can hike to such as Glen Falls and Secret Falls. Dry Falls is called Dry Falls because you can walk under/behind it on... More 

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