Hendersonville, North Carolina
Sliding Rock Hendersonville Reviews
Dec 11, 2005
My family spends a lot of time in the mountains of North Carolina and there is one attraction we visit year after year. Sliding Rock, which is located near Brevard in Western North Carolina is a slippery rocklike waterfall on Looking Glass Creek. The slope of the rock and water fall are very gentle and is only about 60 feet in height. At the end of your decent your are dropped into a pool of frigid mountain water. The rock itself is, for the most part, smooth and it shouldn’t ruin your bathing suit. There have been times I’ve gone down it and it seemed a little rougher, so you may want to wear a pair of shorts over your bathing suit.
Climbing to the top of the fall is very easy. There is a metal rail to help you make your way to the top. If you are unable to get up there and prefer just to watch, there are two viewing platforms which also serve as great vantage points for photographs.
There is a $1 per person fee for use of the area. There is a restroom and changing room on site if you require one. There is typically a lifeguard on duty there, especially during the summer months. If there is not one on post it is a use at your own risk situation, but there really shouldn’t be any problems.
Be sure to bring a picnic lunch with you as there are many scenic picnic areas here in Pisgah National Forest. Also try to check out the many falls located here. Looking Glass Falls seems to be a favorite. Another great activity that we enjoy here is tubing. What better way to spend a relaxing summer day than float down the river in an innertube?
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