Dry Falls, Highlands

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Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
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Unlike the name suggests, at you will see a lot of rushing water in the scenic Nantahala National Forest. The 24.4 m (80 ft) falls steam from an overhanging cliff, which you can walk under on the path and stay relatively dry. However, when it rains and the water flow is higher, you might get sprayed. Near the parking area is an observation deck where you can take in the entire waterfall. To experience the falls up close, walk the short, paved trail. Make sure to protect your camera and other electronic equipment, and consider bringing an umbrella or waterproof jacket. Admission is free and the parking area has restrooms. Plan my trip to Highlands with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Easy trip. Parking might be difficult in season but for us last week, no issues at all. The falls are immediately viewable and you can walk down steps and actually walk under them and then to get a....  more
    Easy trip. Parking might be difficult in season but for us last week, no issues at all. The falls are immediately viewable and you can walk down steps and actually walk under them and then to get a....  more »
  • It had rained the day before so the waterfall was gushing and full. It was definitely a sight to see. Being able to walk behind the waterfall is a bonus. Be prepared to get a little wet if you walk... 
    It had rained the day before so the waterfall was gushing and full. It was definitely a sight to see. Being able to walk behind the waterfall is a bonus. Be prepared to get a little wet if you walk...  more »
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  • Very crowded but a beautiful quick experience right off the road.
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