Dry Falls, a popular waterfall located a few miles outside of Highlands, gives you the rare treat of walking safely behind a waterfall. This 75-ft. tall waterfall in the Nantahala National Forest flows over a cliff, allowing you to walk behind the falls and stay dry (hence the name). During rainy spells when the water volume is higher, the spray will prevent you from staying totally dry.
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.