Dry Falls ,Highlands, NC, USA


Dry Falls, also known as Upper Cullasaja Falls, is a 65-foot (20.1 m) waterfall located in the Nantahala National Forest, northwest of Highlands, North Carolina.
Dry Falls,gives you the rare treat of walking safely behind a waterfall. This 65-ft. tall waterfall flows on the Cullasaja River through the Nantahala National Forest flows over a cliff, 
It is part of a series of waterfalls on an 8.7-mile (14 km) stretch of the river that eventually ends with Cullasaja Falls. Dry Falls flows over an overhanging bluff that allows visitors to walk up under the falls and remain relatively dry when the waterflow is low, hence its name. Visitors will get wet if the waterflow is high.
Located roadside on US Highway 64, everyone can enjoy the view from a fully accessible observation area adjacent to the parking area. It's a short walk down the trail to reach the falls. The view above is from the end of the short trail.

Coming from Highlands: Take Hwy 64 west for just over 3 miles from its intersection with Hwy 106. Pass or stop at Bridal Veil Falls, then look for a brown and white forest service sign for Dry Falls and turn left into the parking area. If you are coming from Franklin, Dry Falls is about 16.5 miles east on U.S. Hwy 64.
From Asheville: Take I-40 West to route 23/74W towards Waynesville. Take 23/74W to 23/441 towards Dillsboro, Sylva and Franklin. At Franklin stay on the bypass and take U.S. Highway 64 East toward Highlands. 82 miles, 1.5 hour drive.
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