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Sliding Rock, Pisgah Forest

Categories: Geologic Formations, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 600 reviews on the web
Slide down a rock and into a 15 m (50 ft) waterfall called Sliding Rock, plunging yourself into a 2 m (7 ft) pool at the bottom. From the parking area, steps with a handrail lead you to the top. For those who don't want to get wet, two viewing platforms provide vantage points for photos. You'll find restrooms and changing facilities available on site. The National Forest Service charges a small entrance fee is charged for this recreation area. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sliding Rock by using our Pisgah Forest itinerary planner.
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  • I've been to sliding rock twice, once in 2010 and back this summer on another family road trip. Pisgah National Forest is beautiful, and so is this massive rock you slide down. Highly recommend doing ...  read more »
  • One of the most famous landmarks in Transylvania County. It is a natural rock formation in the Pisgah Forest with a stream of cold mountain water running down its 25 foot drop, creating one the most e...  read more »
  • We were there on a very cool Sunday afternoon in early October with no intention of sliding, and we didn't. However,, we had a great time watching people much younger than we are taking the slide. The...  read more »
  • I came to sliding rock with a very big group from the 2016 All American Cross Country camp. It's definitely an experience to slide down a natural waterslide. This park is very family friendly, pet friendly, and fun. It's definitely worth visiting, and I absolutely would go again. Unfortunately I did lose my eyeglasses. Cautionary tale: make sure you either wear some sort of lanyard to keep glasses attached, or don't wear them on sliding rock. The pool at the bottom of the rock is a lot deeper than it looks.
  • This is a great spot for some family fun. The water is very cold, but it's refreshing on a hot day. I recommend getting there early before the longest lines form. You definitely need to be able to swim, but it's not very demanding. If you can swim 10 feet you can handle Sliding Rock.
  • Sliding down the Rock is a worthy local-bucket-list-item. Makes for great pics, definitely a fun experience, and you must experience the frigid mountain water to get your merit badge. There are life guards till 6pm, and afterward you may swim at your own risk... Which means belly slides and other "hold my beer & watch this" stunts. I give 4 stars because the life guards are silly teenagers. The one at the top of the slide was yelling, "go, go, go", and piling everyone on top of each other at the end. My 7yr old was followed by a grown man with no space between them. My fault for letting her get away from me, but the life guard sure didn't help! I'd go back... Around 5pm next time.
  • Sliding Rock is exactly that, a large rock slide, completely natural provided by mother earth! Mountain stream water is chilly, so go on a hot day. One of the most fun things I've done out in the forest!
  • I was concerned when we got there with how long the line was but it moved quickly. The water is cold but feels great in the July weather. There is a bathroom and a place to change afterwards. The parking lot fills up quickly so I recommend either going during the week or get there early.
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