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Dry Falls

Highlands, NC
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Quick sight see trip

This is a quickie sight seeing activity that only takes about a half hour. It's an easy walk down... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Toby M
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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We walked 3/4 of a Mile - Worth It!!!

We walked dpown many, many stpes to get behind the Dry Falls. What a beautifu lview! Go there,it is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
islanderuu
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Port St. Lucie, Florida
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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 4 days ago via mobile

This is a quickie sight seeing activity that only takes about a half hour. It's an easy walk down paved steps, and then you walk under the falls and go back. The waterfall is very cool. It's mesmerizing to watch the water cascade over the...More

Thank Toby M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked dpown many, many stpes to get behind the Dry Falls. What a beautifu lview! Go there,it is terrific!

Thank islanderuu
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful falls just a short drive from downtown Highlands. There is a sign on the side of the road indicating its location and a decent sized parking lot making it pretty accessible. Then there are stairs leading down to the falls. You can walk behind...More

Thank smcvick
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous waterfalls with stairs and a path allowing you to walk underneath it. Absolutely breathtaking. There's an observation deck near the parking lot giving you a view from a distance as well as a weaving path with many stairs allowing you to get directly behind...More

Thank JVM-Milford-MI
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Incredible scenery. A short walk from the gorge highway, one can walk behind the falls, children love it. Nice place for adults, too. It is a very short drive from downtown Highlands.

Thank henrysfork10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When we arrived there was no parking available and we almost drove on but we waited and got a space. Glad we did. These falls are beautiful and it's great that you can walk under them.

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an absolutely gorgeous waterfall that you can walk behind. The parking lot and stairs to the bottom of the falls are well maintained, and not a very strenuous hike for people that may not be able to do anything too strenuous.

Thank waylon2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were told that Dry Falls was a must see and we were not disappointed. We were fortunate that the area had received decent amounts of rain recently and the falls were far from dry. It is a very easy walk down to and behind...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and was easy access for most . The return trip may be difficult for some people. Well worth the short walk down a cascade of stairs .

Thank Kristie h
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful and accessible waterfall. The parking lot is small but there are park staff on site to keep traffic managed. The falls are just a short drive outside of Highlands and right off the road, it's as easy to enter as...More

Thank Jimmy J
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Alkaiserred
13 February 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
12 October 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
9 September 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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