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Slick Rock Falls

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Slick Rock Falls is a 35-foot waterfall in Pisgah National Forest that cascades across an overhanging cliff. It's most impressive after some good rains. During dry periods it reduces to a trickle. On a hot day, it's refreshing to stand underneath or walk behind (be very careful of the slick rocks). In winter, find great ice formations. Slick Rock is easy to find, and it's a short walk from the parking area.
The falls are named for the slick rocks at the top and bottom of the falls. Before becoming a part of the Pisgah National Forest, a cattle trail crossed Slick Rock Creek near the top of the falls, and occasionally, a stray animal would be carried over the falls. The Slick Rock Falls Trail (about 3/4 mile) starts here - a popular route for rock climbers going to the South Face of Looking Glass Rock.

source: RomanticAsheville.com

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