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Address: Hwy 106,, Highlands, NC
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Beautiful cascading falls

Glen falls may be off the beaten path but it's well worth the short jaunt down an unpaved road just off the main road. Easily accessed from the Dillard Highway also called... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Glen falls may be off the beaten path but it's well worth the short jaunt down an unpaved road just off the main road. Easily accessed from the Dillard Highway also called Highway 106 just outside Highlands city limits. A drive down to the parking lot is a bit over a mile. This lovely falls extends down into BlueValley but... More 

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Easy walk to the bottom with several stops to enjoy the falls. Trail is well maintained and taking our time we did a return hike in approximately 90 minutes

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The trail starts off innocent enough and then you start going downhill with lots of switchbacks! The falls has three different sections to view! The first deck shows the upper falls and is a nice view. After a couple more switchbacks you come to the middle falls and this is the nicest of the three, absolutely beautiful! If you feel... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

You get to 3 or 4 views of falls as the creek cascades down the mountain. A very nice shady hike. One mile down hill and then one mile back up hill. Give yourself time as the walk out is harder thanthe walk in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful 1 mile walk to the falls. Trail is well maintained but steep incline on the outbound. Beautiful waterfalls but could be tough for small children. I would suggest banging water.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We were not planning to visit this fall, but saw the sign and decided "Why not?" We drove about a mile down a gravel road and saw pretty daisies on the side of the road. To get to the falls was a moderate hike. The falls are beautiful and quite high. Glad we decided to go on a whim. Worth... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

took the dog (pets are welcome) nice hike down to the falls. There is also a longer hiking trail at the same area (we didn't do it due to lack of time).

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Best falls around. You can even drive your car under the falls and take pictures. The roads are very curvy, mountain roads but a nice drive. Makes a great backdrop for photos or selfies.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This falls was great for the hikers that do not mind a mile hike to the falls and the return that is fairly steep. We did early in the morning and enjoyed our last stop on the way out of Highlands.

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Titusville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

The one mile hike down to the three falls and the viewing platforms is quite easy. They produce a good strong fall and are worth the effort to view. The hike is long and uphill on the return so be prepared to rest if you find hiking a challenge. Most healthy people should not have a problem. Little kids I... More 

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