Sliding Rock, Pisgah Forest

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Geologic Formation Waterfall
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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  • Sliding rock is definitely a visit worth. For $2 per person to get in the Park and may then as often as you want to slip. There are toilets and changing rooms, and lifeguard if something should happen. The water is quite cold but after the second slipped one hardly notices it. I would recommend slippers anyway because the trail from the swimming hole about some sharp-edged stones. The slid itself is really a lot of fun and you can at the slip between a fast, choose ruckeligem-off and a smooth, slower. Even our 7-year-old daughter slipped in alone and was incredibly fun.
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  • Great place if you can get there early before the crow or late after they leave. Bring bug spray for the kids lots of biting insects late afternoon  more »
  • Although the water is very cold, it's still as expected; fun and exciting. We got lucky that there's not a long line but worth the wait. My only suggestion is to add rinse off stations, otherwise the ...  more »
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  • Wonderful!!! Just like it always was - it still is. We have pictures from 1960-something and almost every few years since, just got home from our Memorial Day trip this year full of pictures and videos of my daughter and her friend having the same fun as I did when I was her age. The place has changed over the years, we used to just get out and get to the rock the best way we could - so the parking and bath house are both definite improvements. As always we were safe and happy the entire time we were there. Thanks for the years of fun and enjoyment. Nice short drive from Charlotte on a beautiful day.
  • If it hadn't been for customer service, I'd have given sliding rock a 5 star review. Let's face it - it's FUN! However the girl taking money ($2/person) needs to have someone discuss with her the importance of honoring our military members! We didn't have cash on us, so a member of our party went back to the car to get cash. While we were waiting, a young serviceman came up and was told that it was $2 to "get in". He looked through his wallet but he had no cash. He told her that was okay but was there a bathroom he could use - she said there was a bathroom but you had to pay to get in and turned him away. I was EXTREMELY appalled by this behavior. Mind you this took place on the 4th of July!! Perhaps she was unaware that he was a service member (even though it was very obvious to me and everyone around me that he was). He was polite, he gave her no attitude and just walked away. But I am completely disgusted that an employee of ANY place - especially a national park - would not even allow a member of the military to use the restroom without paying.... it's a shame. With all that said - the activity of sliding rock is fun and definitely worth visiting and hopefully there will be a bit more training in proper customer service to those who risk their lives to ensure we can leisurely enjoy activities like sliding rock!
  • I loved this place. I went 2 years on the very first weekend after I moved to NC. I can't wait to go back this summer!!! Other then gas, it's a pretty cheap and fun thing to do when you're tired of hiking. The water is cold like everyone says but it's so much fun!!! I got twisted around and couldn't see when I'd plunge down. It made it that much more thrilling!!! And Looking Glass Falls right down the road is perfect!
  • Awesome work of nature. It's smooth and the water is deep enough at the bottom, so you don't break a bone. It's a small entry fee(to pay the lifeguards) and everyone can have fun and cool off and just be one with nature. We had a blast.
  • This is a wonderful place to visit. Stop at Looking Glass falls on your way up to Sliding Rock and enjoy Pisgah. The actual slide can be tough however. Prepare for the insanely cold water at the bottom.

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