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The North Carolina Mountains Sights

Sliding Rock

  • U.S. 276 Map It
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Updated 09/27/2012

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In summer you can skid 60 feet on a natural waterslide, fueled by 11,000 gallons of mountain water a minute, into a clear, cold pool in Pisgah National Forest. The pool is 6 to 8 ft deep, so you need to know how to swim. Wear old jeans and tennis shoes and bring a towel. On hot days the parking lot fills up early. No picnicking allowed at the Rock, but there are picnic grounds nearby. Sliding Rock is maintained by the National Forest Service.

Sight Information


U.S. 276, about 8 mi north of intersection of Hwys. 280 and 276 in Brevard, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, 28768, United States

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828-877–3265-National Forest Service; 828-257-4200-National Forest Service office in Asheville


Sight Details:

  • $1
  • Late May–early Sept., daily 10–5:30

Updated 09/27/2012


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