Compression Falls (Twisting Falls)

Compression Falls (Twisting Falls or Twisted Falls)

Compression Falls is a popular waterfall/swimming hole with one of the best water slides around. Think 30-40ft waterfall slide into a deep pool of refreshing mountain water. Located on the Elk River, this waterfall is a must see.
Proximity from Boone: 1 Hour.
More Info: Compression Falls has become popular in the last 5 years. The main attraction is sliding off the 40ft waterfall into the large pool below. If you slide off make sure you lean back when sliding so you don’t do a belly flop! Also, the trail to get on top of the waterfall is very sketchy. Several people have been severely injured from slipping off the side. Be careful!
Parking: Parking lot located off Dark Ridge Rd past old barn on right.
Approach: Heinous 1 mile hike. Extremely steep. Use caution.
Camping: No.



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Please help keep North Carolina clean and green. If you pack it in, pack it out. If you see trash at these swimming holes please pick it up and dispose of it properly. It’s a privilege to have access to these beautiful spots and this privilege can be taken away from us. Practice leaving no trace.
Boone Real Estate assumes no liability associated with visiting these waterholes. Boone Real Estate is not responsible for personal injury during these visits, damage to personal property (including towing of vehicles), and any illegal acts committed by visitors (including littering). By viewing this webpage you agree to exempt Boone Real Estate from any liability that may arise from your visiting these swimming holes.
Every year people die from visiting waterfalls. Use extreme caution when hiking, scrambling, jumping, swimming or walking around the waterfalls. The rock and trails are usually very slippery and wet. It’s very easy to get hurt so use your best judgement when visiting these swimming holes. Be safe out there!

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