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Cashiers Sliding Rock
Directions: Cashiers Sliding Rock, a million miles from the cares of the 21st century, is easy to get to. From the Cashiers Crossroads, travel south on NC 107 to Whiteside Cove Road. Head down the road for 2.6 miles to where the road crosses the Chattooga River and pull over just across the bridge.
About: Cashiers Sliding Rock really isn’t anyone’s idea of a waterfall, but with its natural slide, potholes, beach and pool of icy mountain water that’s perfect for swimming, it’s heaps of fun. Difficulty: It’s difficult to pull yourself away and return to the world.and turn onto is a great place to bring the kids and even yourself to play in the cold headwaters of the Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River. Play in the pool at the bottom of the sliding rock or take the short trail to the top for a short, but exciting slide into the pool below. There are a couple of trails that lead from two parking areas, but are not hard to pick up and follow through some thick Rhododendron. You’ll hear the rushing water once you get out of your car.
This is a popular spot in the summer due to it’s convenient location to Cashiers, NC. Bring a towel, river shoes, swimming trunks and a camera to enjoy this wonderful outdoor area. We recommend this spot for families with small children due to the fun sliding rock and pool area at the bottom.
Difficulty: One caution would be to stay close to the trail side of the sliding rock when sliding down. Reason being, there are some potholes in the rock face when you get out towards the middle that years of water and small pebbles have created.You’ll bruise your bottom.