Dry Falls, also known as Upper Cullasaja Falls, is a 65-foot waterfall located in the Nantahala National Forest, northwest of Highlands, North Carolina. Dry Falls flows on the Cullasaja River through the Nantahala National Forest. There is a path which goes behind the waterfall. Visitors can go behind the waterfall without getting wet when the water levels are low. Dry Falls is very popular because of it’s unique walk-behind feature. The path to the waterfalls is a short walk with a few stairs. There is an observation deck (wheelchair accessible) near the parking lot from where visitors can see the waterfall if you do not want to take the steps down to the path which goes behind the waterfall.
Dry Falls is located on US 64 (Mountain Water Scenic Byway) near Highlands, North Carolina. There are numerous waterfalls on this scenic byway.
We visited Dry Falls in the Fall after a rainfall. The Water Volume was higher and mist was sprayed as we walked behind the falls. It was a fun experience. Do not forget to visit the nearby drive-behind Bridal Veil Falls.