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Spectacular falls! A must-see in the area

Lots of stairs, but well worth it. You can walk behind these gorgeous falls and around to the other... read more

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haynesx4
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Fayetteville, Georgia
Incredible!

Incredible waterfall .. so powerful and neat to get to walk behind it. A must see !! Go early or... read more

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jennmom3
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Auburn, Alabama
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Following paved walkways from the parking area, you can walk directly underneath the tumbling 75-foot waterfall.
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Reviewed today

Lots of stairs, but well worth it. You can walk behind these gorgeous falls and around to the other side. Decent parking with restrooms available (albeit very stinky, non-flushing style). I would definitely return.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Incredible waterfall .. so powerful and neat to get to walk behind it. A must see !! Go early or later in afternoon to avoid crowds and be able to find parking in the lot provided.

Thank jennmom3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I spent about an hour and a half exploring Dry Falls. It’s the perfect little outing before lunch.... great photo ops there too!

Thank terriallen102
Reviewed 3 days ago

My partner and I took a day off from work and went to dry falls. The perfect fall weather added to the beauty of the falls. The path and steps to the falls were easy for us and we enjoyed walking under the falls and...More

Thank bondsgirl1985
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This waterfall is so beautiful! Being able to walk behind the falls is a unique experience and the trail down is fairly easy. It can get crowded here so I'd advise going on a weekday.

Thank lesmiserables2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Easily excessable and wonderful to see. You can walk under the waterfall safely. We brought out kids there last year and they loved it. Just as fun the second time

Thank Stay381920
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered the Highlands in wonderment and hiked to see several of the gorgeous falls in the area. We enjoyed Dry Falls-easy access, paved trail, super cool to walk under the falls. Definitely recommend making the time to visit if you are in the area

Thank dubnerw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had read numerous positive reviews regarding Dry Falls; therefore, I knew it was a can't miss attraction. Without question trip to falls exceeded our wildest imagination as it was absolutely SPECTACULAR! You can actually walk under and behind waterfall on board walk. Too cool and...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see! The falls were beautiful. Easy access to the Falls...right down from the parking lot. You can go underneath the falls on the path and see them from multiple views.

Thank suemel123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The name of this waterfall doesn’t match at all. When my friends say they’re taking us to see “Dry Falls” we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we were expecting just a little waterfall but we were surprised to find that this...More

Thank Tina C
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grins2you
11 November 2018|
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Response from Tina C | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure about the permit but I did see a wedding there the day we were there. It is a beautiful fall after all.
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Jennifer L
4 June 2018|
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Response from Beth W | Reviewed this property |
No there is no fee and it's on the side of the road so it probably has hours like a state park! you will love it
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aleclittle57
1 June 2018|
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Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
Yes correct there is an area at the top that is accessible, but the path down in places steep and wet, and has several sections of stairs.
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