Dry Falls

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Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate

Driving directions/distance from downtown Highlands, NC: About 3.5 miles. Follow Hwy. 64 (Franklin Road). Waterfall is on the left.

Parking: Improved.

Description: This relatively accessible hike includes a series of steps to a very short trail that leads behind the waterfall. 

Footnote: This waterfall area was closed for two years for extensive renovations. It reopened in July 2009 and now features restrooms and a handicapped viewing platform.

Hike descriptions adapted from the Highland Hiker’s Guide to Day Hikes.

The Highlander

Phone: 1-828-526-4114 
Main Fax: 1-828-526-3658 

Address: PO Box 249, Highlands, NC 28741
Located: 134 N. Fifth Street, Highlands, NC 28741 
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm