Glen Falls

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If you are visiting Highlands, and you would like to check out a waterfall, Glen Falls is a must see. While not as easy to reach as Bridal Veil Falls or Dry Falls, Glen Falls is absolutely worth the hike. Totalling almost 150’ within three tiers, Glen offers many great viewpoints.

From Cashiers, take Hwy. 64 West to Highlands, and drive through downtown on Hwy. 64. After a few blocks downtown, take a left onto Hwy. 106. Continue appx. 2 miles, and look for a brown sign for Glen Falls. Make a left. Bear right immediately, and follow a gravel road for appx. 1 mile to the parking area.

Two hikes begin here, Glen Falls and Chinquapin Mountain. Both lead from the right side of the parking area by the kiosk. Look for the signs - Glen Falls forks to the left.

The moderately steep trail zigs and zags down the hill. When you reach the river, the trail will have many forks that lead to different overlooks of the tiered falls. Explore as you wish, but remember what goes down must come back up to your car, so plan accordingly.

The first tier is arguably the most dramatic. A 50-foot drop and a short cascade await. There is a good overlook by a large tree, and you can venture by the river. Remember to be careful, as the rocks can be slippery.

The second tier is a rocky cascade, where the water bounces left and right as it makes its way down. It, too is appx. 50’.

The last tier is quite small and relatively unremarkable, about 15’.

As always, the falls are most exciting after a good rain. Be careful around the river, especially after rains and in winter. This waterfall photographs quite well. Enjoy.