Dry Falls

View from the Observation deck

View from the Observation deck

Last weekend, we took a drive towards Highlands, North Carolina to let the boys see Dry Falls. Dry Falls is a popular waterfall located just a few miles outside of Highlands, NC. This beautiful 75-foot tall waterfall gives you a rare opportunity of being able to walk safely behind it and stay dry, unless you go during a time when we have had a lot of rain. We didn’t get soaked by any means, but did have the spray hit us, which the boys thought was an absolute blast!


Dry Falls in conveniently located right off US Highway 64 and has a very nice, fully accessible observation area just off the parking area. If you do choose to walk down and behind the waterfall, it’s just a very short walk.

The view walking back up to the parking area from the falls

The view walking back up to the parking area from the falls

This beauty is worth stopping and checking out next time you are in the Highlands, North Carolina.   

GPS Coordinates: 35.0681° N, 83.2388° W
Paved parking area: Yes
Restrooms: Yes – Pit toilets (men & women)
Picnic Table: Yes
Short trail to falls that does include some steps
Elevated viewing platform off the side of parking area.

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