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Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: U.S. 276, about 8 mi north of intersection of Hwys. 280 and 276 in Brevard Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 | Map It
  • Phone: 828/877–3265 National Forest Service; 828/257-4200 National Forest Service office in Asheville
  • Cost: $1
  • Hours: Late May–early Sept., daily 10–5:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Brevard
Updated: 09-27-2012

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