Wild Swimming at Sliding Rock



This sixty-foot, rock water slide may very well be Western North Carolina’s most famous naturally occurring thrill ride. Eleven-thousand gallons of water runs over Sliding Rock every minute, making your trip fast, heart-racing and unforgettable. Summer brings large crowds of all ages looking to take the plunge, but watching others take the ride is very nearly as much fun as experiencing it yourself.

You’ll also be happy to know that a lifeguard is on duty from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Admission is $1.


A restroom and changing room is provided, children must be of a certain size to slide alone, otherwise, they may slide in the lap of an adult.

The rock is closed to sliders during times of high water or when lightning is detected in the area.


To get to the recreation area and the falls, travel north from the intersection of U.S. Highway 276, approximately 7.7 miles north of the intersection of 276, U.S. Highway 64, and NC Highway 280 in Brevard, North Carolina. En route, you will pass Looking Glass Falls and the parking area for Moore Cove Falls.

Sliding Rock Pisgah National Forest Transylvania County, NC US

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