Sliding Rock is located in Pisgah National Forest just north of Brevard, 7.6 miles from the junction of US Highways 64 and 276. You’re invited to “take the plunge” down a 60-foot slippery cascade into the 50-60 degree, 8-foot deep pool.

There is an upper observation deck at the top. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There is a nominal entrance fee, so please check the website for the cost. This is a heavily-used recreation area that often fills to capacity. Visitors are advised to arrive early and avoid the peak hours of noon-4 pm. When the parking lot fills up, it is closed until spaces become available. Visitors can explore other nearby attractions such as the Cradle of Forestry, Looking Glass Falls, or Pink Beds. Sliding Rock may temporarily close due to heavy rainfall, lightning, or high-water levels.