The North Carolina Mountains Sights

Sliding Rock

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

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's 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. The pool is 6 to 8 foot deep, so you need to know how to swim. Wear old jeans and tennis shoes and bring a towel. Lifeguards are on duty daily 10–6 from Memorial Day to Labor Day; you can slide at other times, but it's at your own risk. On warm summer days the parking area (fee $2) is often very crowded. No picnicking is allowed at the Rock, but there are grounds nearby.

Sight Information


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

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828-877–3350-National Forest Service; 828-257–4200-National Forest Service office in Asheville


Sight Details:

  • Free; $2 for parking
  • Late May–early Sept., daily 10–5:30

Published 07/23/2015


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