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Easily accessible beauty.

This waterfall is easily accessed with a vehicle parking lot and structured walkway. Viewing is... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2017
Tim L
,
Jefferson, GA, United States
Our Romantic Getaway

We didn't know about Dry Falls we were on our way to Highlands, NC for a romantic getaway with my... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
cloyd2017
,
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Following paved walkways from the parking area, you can walk directly underneath the tumbling 75-foot waterfall.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

This waterfall is easily accessed with a vehicle parking lot and structured walkway. Viewing is possible with very limited walking (as per the photos), but additional walking down several sets of steps and walkways will get you up close and fairly personal. Either way, you'll...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

We didn't know about Dry Falls we were on our way to Highlands, NC for a romantic getaway with my husband and saw this beautiful water fall and had to stop. So very glad we did. We walked down to the falls. It was a...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2017 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....More

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Reviewed January 11, 2017 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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Reviewed January 3, 2017

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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Reviewed January 2, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

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....More

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Reviewed December 24, 2016

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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Reviewed December 22, 2016

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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Alkaiserred
February 13, 2017|
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Response from Tim L | Reviewed this property |
Not the steps down as this is mountainous terrain. But, all the pictures I posted were taken from the main walkway.
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dougtrudy
October 12, 2016|
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Response from LKNCHOWHOUND | Reviewed this property |
Closest town is Highlands NC which according to Google Maps is 5 1/2 hours plus another 20 minutes.for Highlands to the Falls or rather for the total, right at 300 miles. At this time of year, a beautiful drive and the... More
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tadams75
September 9, 2016|
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Response from Kathryn M | Reviewed this property |
I told my gps Dry Falls, Highlands NC and it brought me right to the waterfall. Highway 64 has 2 lanes and sharp winding curves. If you're heading from Highlands to Franklin the waterfall is on your left. There is 1 sign... More
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