Dry Falls, North Carolina

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Dry Falls in March 2009

I get the sense that I wasn’t supposed to see Dry Falls when I visited the area in March 2009. Dry Falls is supposedly closed, or was closed until at least July 2009. I was going to pass by until I noticed that numerous other cars had stopped and were getting out to view the falls. No workers were there, so I don’t think we were interrupting anybody. I actually didn’t see any work going on at all.

Dry Falls is now open, so this is one waterfall that you should definitely go and visit. Actually, this stretch of US-64 has two very easy-to-visit waterfalls, Dry Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Dry Falls is cool because you can walk behind the waterfall. You’re sure to get at least a little bit wet! Go check it out!

Directions:

  1. The waterfall is accessible from US-64.
  2. If you are heading north on US-64, the parking area for the falls will be on your left. You will have passed Bridal Veil Falls on your way there.
  3. From the parking area, it’s pretty self-explanatory.

Accessibility: 8/10 (easy/moderate)
Height: 70′
Length of Hike: 0.1 miles round-trip (though there is a viewpoint that is handicapped accessible)

Where in the World is Dry Falls?

Bridal Veil Falls, North Carolina

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Bridal Veil Falls in March 2009

Bridal Veil Falls is one of those waterfalls you should stop at if your nearby simply for the reason that it’s so easy to see! As you’re driving along US-64 between Franklin and Highlands in North Carolina, this waterfall plunges out onto the road below. Drivers used to be able to drive under the falls, but that part of the road has been blocked off because of falling rocks. You can still park and walk up to the beautiful waterfall, though.

Directions:

  1. Drive on US-64 between Franklin and Highlands. If you’re driving north, the waterfall will be on your right.
  2. Park and enjoy.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 45′
Length of Hike: roadside

Where in the World is Bridal Veil Falls?