Glenn Falls

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NC 106, Highlands, NC, USA

Glenn Falls Highlands Reviews

vances vances
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Making a Splash Nov 29, 2014
Another lovely water falls just outside of Highlands, but this time you need to head out a different direction. Rather than leaving town on 64W, take NC-106 SW (towards Dillard) for a little less than two miles. The turn-off is well signposted, but make sure you catch BOTH turns --- IMMEDIATELY after turning left off of Hwy-106 you need to turn right onto the dirt / gravel road. This is also well posted, but I managed to miss it (watching for cross traffic as I had no navigator). A mile down this track deposits you at a parking lot. No facilities, but plenty of room and even if the lot is full you could just park along the track since there is nothing else back here.

You will see an info kiosk displaying a trail map, with the trail beginning just to the right. The trail descends 700-feet over three quarter’s mile and passes by three cascades. An easy trail, there was plenty of caution the return was “steep”, but it was not nasty, made evident by the number of families with youngsters I encountered. Though I saw several folks sitting down on the way back up, nobody, kids included, appeared stressed.

A nice attribute of this ramble is the falls get grander as you progress, saving the best for last. Even if the return is uphill, it truly is not a long trudge and well worth the sights going down. I may have missed a fork at the beginning of the trail which is supposed to lead to higher ground, claimed to end at a nice viewpoint. The trail was easy to follow and I don’t recall any options to stray, but I may need to return and be sure!
A scenic area, indeed!
Information kiosk at trail head fo…
First cascade of three on the way …
Another shot from the first cascad…
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vances says:
Glad you enjoyed seeing Glenn in The Natural surroundings, despite the Big Chill which might have made this a Dangerous Liason!
Posted on: Dec 26, 2014
Vikram says:
Thanks to your detailed photos we could see Glenn Close :P
Posted on: Dec 25, 2014
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