In North Carolina, near Brevard a sliding rock waterfall attracted thousands of visitors to take a slide all the way down the waterfall into plunge pool. Sliding Rock is a small slide type waterfall on looking glass creek. Sliding Glass Rock has a gentle slope of 60 ft long ending in an 8’ big deep pool at the bottom.
On average, 11,000 gallons of water per minute power this natural wonder. People and families have been coming to Sliding Rock NC for some summertime water fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sliding Glass Rock is one of most visited place in Pisgah National Forest. The crystal clear water is very cold but refreshing and popular for cooling off in the summer.
The Sliding Glass Rock has long been used as a natural water slide for adventurous lovers. The two fun viewing platforms steps down to the pool and railing to support climb the rocks on the left side before sliding down. Tourists are allowed to take sliding down in a sitting position only. This is a heavily used recreation area which often fills to capacity. The best time to come in early in order to avoid rush which take place 12noon till 4pm.
No flotation devices like tubes, floaties or noodles are allowed. Only life jackets are permitted. The Sliding Glass Rock recreation area may close due to heavy rainfall, lighting is detected, and higher water levels. The area has been developed by the United States Forest Service into a famous recreation area.
Moreover, parking is well available in a large lot above the rock and beside U.S. Highway 276. A restroom and changing room facility is available and a lifeguard is periodically on duty especially during summer weekends. You can slide during off season times, but the water is colder than usual and there are no lifeguards or staff on duty.
In case if you are afraid of sliding down then there are a number of observation areas and decks with benches and seats, where you can relax and watch people sliding. Because watching the children and people having a nice time to a great way to relax. If Sliding Rock is too busy, then it is recommended to take a quick drive over to Looking Glass Falls, which has a large swim-able basin at the bottom.
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Source: Pisgah Hospitality Partners ! Wikipedia
Originally posted 2018-08-01 10:35:45.