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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  • Even though the day was a little overcast and the water was freezing cold the sliding rock was running rampid and awesome the lifeguards were aware and on top of the job and kept the line moving third...  more »
  • We had a GREAT time with our grandkids, ages 7 and 10. You need to wear jeans or tough pants because you are sliding on a rock! Bathing suits might tear. I'm over 60 and I slid down half a dozen times...  more »
  • Kids absolutely love it, but so did I. Water is definitely chilly, but not unbearable, especially on a warm day.  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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • This place is so much fun for all. Take your family and friends. Yes, you will hear the water is cold and I agree, but it feels so refreshing on a hot day.
  • 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.