Cedar Rock Falls

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Cedar Rock Creek Falls
Cedar Rock Creek Falls.jpg
Cedar Rock Creek Falls
Location Pisgah National Forest, Transylvania County, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
Coordinates 35°16′41″N 82°47′59″W / 35.278110°N 82.799697°W / 35.278110; -82.799697
Type Cascade
Total height 20 ft (6.1 m)
Number of drops 1
Longest drop 20 ft (6.1 m)

Cedar Rock Falls (Cedar Rock Creek Falls, Falls on Cedar Rock Creek) is a waterfall in Transylvania County, North Carolina, USA.

Geology[edit]

Cedar Rock Falls is a 20' waterfall located on Cedar Rock Creek, near the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Fish Hatchery in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina. It is located downstream of the junction of Cedar Rock and Grogan Creeks. The junction lies in a small, flat valley plateau known as Picklesimer Fields. The combined stream, called Cedar Rock Creek, flows from this plateau over a series of falls and cascades.

Features[edit]

The falls is located in an area rich with mosses, eastern hemlock, and Rosebay Rhododendron. A rich spray-cliff plant community exists behind the falls, in the microclimate which is moderated by the falling water and spray mist.[1]

Visiting the Falls[edit]

From the intersection of U.S. Highway 276, U.S. Highway 64, and NC Highway 280 in Brevard, North Carolina, travel north for 5.2 miles and head west of Forest Road 475, traveling 1.5 miles to the trailhead at the fish hatchery. The 0.81 mile moderate-difficulty trail follows the Cat Gap Loop trail.[1]

Nearby falls[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adams, Kevin. North Carolina Waterfalls, p. 225–227