Sliding Rock, Pisgah Forest
(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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  • It use to be a free attraction several years ago, but now there is a small fee. Must be because of the large crowds that come come to see Sliding Rock. 
  • Pretty place to visit even if it's too cold to slide - parking is free off-season (restrooms closed), and it's an easy walk over to view the rock and the stream below. 
  • No crowds in winter, but great scenery! Stopped here after Looking Glass Falls and we were only ones there. 
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This place is a true gem in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A natural water slide at its finest. My husband, our friends and thier kid's had so much fun. I would suggest to arrive early as the parking lot can fill up quickly.
  • Long time family favorite fun on a hot summers day. You will never be colder in your life, but worth it.