Slick Rock Falls

Height: 35 feet
Trail Type: Dirt and rock hop
Hike Distance: 100 yards round trip
Difficulty: 4
Beauty: 4

Overview:

Slick Rock Falls is tucked away along a hairpin curve on a Forest Road among a large camping area. It’s a nice free fall over an exposed rock wall. It’s named “Slick Rock Falls” for a reason – almost all of the rocks at the base are covered in moss and grime, which makes it difficult to traverse. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can walk behind the falls.

Directions:

From the intersection of US 64 and US 276 in Brevard, head north on US 276 for 5.3 miles and turn left where the road splits onto FR 475. Drive 1.5 miles and bear right on the gravel Headwaters Road/FR 475B. Climb the mountain for 1 mile and the falls will be on the right at a left-hand hairpin.

Hike Description:

There’s not much of a trail here, not that there’s much room for one; but you can see where enough people have worn out the ground from the parking area. After a few yards you’ll have to rock hop your way to the base.