Dry Falls, 0.2 miles (easy) - Dry Falls is a popular waterfall located a few miles outside of Highlands, NC gives you the rare treat of walking safely behind a waterfall. This 75-foot tall waterfall in the Nantahala National Forest flows over an overhanging cliff, allowing you to walk behind the falls and stay dry. During rainy spells when the water volume is higher, the spray will prevent you from staying totally dry.
Directions: Take Hwy 64 East towards Highlands, NC for approx. 13.6 miles. The parking & viewing area will be on your right. From Highlands, take U.S. Hwy 64 West for 3.1 miles. Dry Falls parking area will be on your left.
Rufus Morgan Falls, 1 mile (easy) -
Directions: From intersection of U.S. Hwy-64 W and U.S. Hwy-23/441 North in Franklin take Hwy-64 W towards Murphy, NC for 3.8 miles. Take exit to right and follow ramp down the hill for 0.2 miles to Wayah Road (SR 1310) on your Left. Stay on Wayah Road for another 6.4 miles until you come to Forest Service Rd #388 on your Left. Stay on #388 for 2 miles. Parking area for Rufus Morgan Trailhead will be on your right.