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Dry Falls

The most popular waterfall in the region, Dry Falls offers a brand-new visitors’ center, featuring a handicapped-accessible viewing platform, an upgraded trail, odoriferous toilets and free entry.

You may be wondering why the name of this 75-foot waterfall sounds like an oxymoron. The moniker Dry Falls comes from a common game among visitors that involves stepping behind the cascade and staying dry—a near impossible feat during wetter seasons. In the past, the waterfall has gone by the names High Falls, Pitcher Falls, and Cullasaja Falls, after the river that feeds it.

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Hike Description

Follow the obvious paved path from the lower end of the parking area down to the falls. A new handicapped-accessible boardwalk also leads from the parking area to a viewpoint for the falls.

Trails and Waterfalls can be dangerous; take no chances, only photos for memories. Read our Safety and Insider tips to have a safe, fun and enjoyable trip to Jackson County.

Leave No Trace — Seven Principles

1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

For more details, visit www.lnt.org
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