A Summertime Tradition

A Summertime Tradition
Asheville Insider Tip: Sliding Rock in the Pisgah National Forest.

Asheville Insider Tip
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.
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