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Easy quick hike

Beautiful, easy quick hike! A must while in the area! Being able to get that close to the water... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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Always a beautiful view and walk behind the falls!

My sixth visit to Dry Falls. I've seen it dribbling over the rocks and pour magnificently to where... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Following paved walkways from the parking area, you can walk directly underneath the tumbling 75-foot waterfall.
Highlands, NC
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, easy quick hike! A must while in the area! Being able to get that close to the water while it flows over top of you is amazing! The power of the water is humbling!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My sixth visit to Dry Falls. I've seen it dribbling over the rocks and pour magnificently to where you get sprayed walking behind it! But it's always a fun stop when we visit Highlands!

1  Thank Gail E
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a stunning waterfall without a strenuous hike, this one is for you. There was ample parking since people come and go. You can walk down the ramp and go behind the waterfall.

2  Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can handle multiple steps with a continuous hand rail, this falls is one of the prettier to see in the Highlands! You can walk behind the falls and enjoy the view below. They also have a handicap/wheelchair accessible overlook ramp just off the...More

1  Thank DNvisitors
Reviewed 1 week ago

To get to the falls, you need to go down the equivalent of five or six flights of stairs. But the descent is gradual and is mostly accomplished with ramps. Its very pretty.

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can walk underneath without getting wet. Short walk with steps and railings . Great pics. Easy parking. Took the dog.

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful falls with steps down to the bottom. Can walk behind the falls and only get slightly damp. Several steps down and back up but well worth it!

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family always takes an afternoon to spend at dry falls. It is so beautiful. There are quite a few stairs to get down to the falls, so if you have bad knees or something, you either will need to go really slow or maybe...More

Thank mosleram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our favorite of the three falls we saw. Great parking and fall access by way of the staircase.

Thank 196jas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful waterfall easy to walk to via a nice path. There are some stairs but not many. It is about a 10-15 minute drive from downtown Highlands, not a ton of parking so it can be a little tricky but worth it.

Thank Lon P
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Jennifer L
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Response from Beth W | Reviewed this property |
No there is no fee and it's on the side of the road so it probably has hours like a state park! you will love it
1 June 2018|
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Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
Yes correct there is an area at the top that is accessible, but the path down in places steep and wet, and has several sections of stairs.
Beija D
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Response from Paul K | Reviewed this property |
You wouldn’t be able to swim here. This is a pretty rapid water fall. It feeds a rapid and rocky river as well. Maybe you could in the lake above, but it seems like it was more of a private area. The appeal here is you can... More