Sliding Rock, Pisgah Forest

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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 road trip site .
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  • Sliding rock is aptly named since the activity involves scooting through the water on your butt on slippery rocks. The setting is very scenic but it’s not worth the effort to navigate the parking and ...  more »
  • I don't know of anywhere else you can go and get this type of experience. The place is busy in the summertime. It is well worth the visit for an hour or two. It will most certainly tire you out and he...  more »
  • We were in the Pisgah National Forest in October 2017. The leaves were changing colors and the views were spectacular. Add the rapids at Sliding Rock and you have an A+ adventure.  more »
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  • [Warning: Young adults from Central Florida in for vacation] Although it looked like a crowded area, PARKING AND WAITING WASN’T THAT BAD (perhaps because I’m coming from an area with hour-long waits at Florida theme parks. Although the main attraction was the natural rock slide (great for all ages) - there were a good number of ‘unnatural’ attractions to keep families happy-- DECENT-SIZED PARKING LOT, BATHROOMS, PLATFORM WITH A GOOD VIEW to take photos. Despite the line snaking down the rock, over the stream, and at the bottom of the stairs, I think we only waited in line 30 minutes?
  • Excellent place to take your family! So much fun! Take aquatic shoes, or old sneakers. The water is COLD! Anyone who wants to go down the slide should be able to swim. Don't forget to visit Looking Glass Falls a few mins up the road! Fee for Sliding Rock is 2$ per person, cheap day of fun! Take a picnic 😀
  • Went last year and was sooo much fun, price was good and children had a blast. There were 14 in our group and I have to say that everyone had a blast, my only issue was the one of the life gaurds on duty was cocky and very rude. Seen him threaten and kick out multiple people and a few were for things people didn't know they wernt allowed to do. He told my autistic son to shut up, and I gave him a mouth full and then he shut up! Hope he's not there again this year when I go back. He was definently a down side to the experience!
  • Lot's of fun but kind of over crowded and they charge for parking. There's life guard's working during main hour's
  • So much fun. The line was pretty long so prepared for that. Water was ice cold but felt so good on a warm summer day. Highly recommend it.
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