Dry Falls

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Dry Falls is located along the Mountain Scenic By-Way (Hwy 64 between Franklin and Highlands) in the Cullasaja Gorge. Dry Falls is a 75-foot waterfall. From the parking area venture out the accessible walkway for a beautiful view of overlooking the falls or follow the trail that leads you right behind the waterfall.

Dry Falls experiences extremely high visitor volume during the middle of the day. It is recommended that visitors plan their visit for the morning or evening hours. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Fees $3/vehicle fee, $15 annual pass (usable at Dry Falls, Whiteside Mountain, and Whitewater Falls)
Open Season: year round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Waterfalls can be fatal attractions. Wet rocks are slick, and a slip above a waterfall can be fatal. Stay on the designated trail. Avoid shortcuts, climbing on the rocks or walking above the waterfall. Avoid walknig on plants near waterfalls.
Closest Towns: Highlands
Water: None
Restroom: vault
Operated By: Nantahala National Forest, Nantahala Ranger District, 90 Sloan Road, Franklin, NC 28734, (828)-524-6441

General Information

Directions: Dry Falls parking area is approximately 2 miles west of Highlands on Hwy 64.

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