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Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock is a natural Waterfall located in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina. It is known as Sliding Rock because people can slide down the gentle slope of the waterfall into the pool below. The pool is 6-7 feet deep. It is 60 feet long and is a popular tourist spot during Summer. The Recreation Area has Parking, Changing Rooms and Restrooms. Lifeguards are there on duty in summer. Sometimes, a $1 fee is charged for using the sliding area. It is located approximately 7.7 miles north of the intersection of US 276, U.S. Highway 64, and NC Highway 280 in Brevard. The other nearby waterfalls are Moore Cove Falls and Looking Glass Falls.

You can read about the different Waterfalls of North Carolina here.

We went to Sliding Rock during our visit to Pisgah National Forest in Fall 2009. Though it was pretty cold and there were no life guards on duty, people were sliding down the waterfall at their own risk. Here are some photos.

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