Asheville Insider Tip: Sliding Rock in the Pisgah National Forest.
A perfect way to cool off in the warm summer months is Sliding Rock, a 60 foot natural water slide that zips you down into a swimming hole about eight feet deep.
All ages are welcome, but kids under seven years of age must slide with an adult. The cost is $2 per person and there are changing rooms and restrooms available. A life guard is also on hand during the summer months (Memorial Day to Labor Day).
- From Asheville, take I-26 East to Exit 40 for Hwy 280 (Asheville Airport exit).
- Turn right onto Hwy 280 West and drive 16 miles toward Brevard.
- Turn right onto US Hwy 276 North (Forest Heritage Scenic Byway) to enter the Pisgah National Forest.
- Drive 7.6 miles to a parking area on the left.