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Maggie Valley NC Hotel - Lodging in the Smoky Mountains at the Abbey Inn Motel

DRY FALLS

hotel motel in Maggie Valley in the Smoky Mountains near the Blue Ridge Parkway

Sliding Rock
Bridal Veil Falls
Whitewater Falls
Cullasaja Falls
Dry Falls
Looking Glass Falls
Courthouse Falls

Note:  On the first leg of your trip to visit all these falls, take the Blue Ridge Parkway towards Asheville to the US 276 exit. After exiting the Parkway turn right (south) on US 276.  Sliding Rock and Looking Glass Falls are located on US 276. You have to drive a little further for the rest. Stay on US 276 to US 64, and turn south. Turn right on NC 281 to Whitewater Falls, then backtrack to US 64.  You can visit Cullasaja Falls, Dry Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls from US 64.  To see Courthouse Falls, stay o US 64 to US 215 and turn north.

Dry Falls is 80' high and located near US 64 in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The 1/10 mile, moderate difficulty trail takes you under the falls.

Factoid - Here the Cullasaja River projects over an overhanging cliff, allowing people to walk behind the waterfall without getting wet, hence the name Dry Falls. If the river is up, you may question the appropriateness of the name; the constant spray will soon have you drenched.

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Photo courtesy of Randy Harrison - copyright 2000

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