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Sliding Rock

Pisgah Forest, NC
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Waterfalls
Description: Waterfall slide, sending 11,000 gallons of water down a huge rock each minute.
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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We have been going to sliding rock since the 80's and it is still a lot of fun to go. Be forewarned the water is COLD most of the time! Also, watch for the bump there is one area that has a bump that will rattle your spine if you hit it wrong. Even with possible downsides, it is still... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I went to sliding rock for my birthday, and got much more than I was expecting. The route to Pisgah from Gastonia is very scenic. The water was a bit cold, but not unbearable. Everyone was nice and I especially appreciated that there were life guards on duty. I would have stayed longer but time did not permit. Definitely a... More

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

During the milder weather, this is an excellent spot for anyone to play on a hot day. The rock is slick, and you have to go up to the top via the line, so you need to be physically fit. The water is chilly but feels great. The mountains around this area allow one to see the true hidden beauty... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went to Sliding Rock with my American friends and their family who have been going there since they were children. First of all I watched as I'd been told by them that it might be a bit too much for an English grannie in her seventies with two replacement hips, and that when you hit the water at the bottom... More

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raleigh, nc
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place is a blast. Where else can you slide down a rock into freezing water? I am typically NOT a thrill seeker. When we went to the waterpark this summer, I completely chickened out on the scarier rides. I had been to Sliding Rock as a kid, but this was my first visit as an adult and I hadn't... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Where else can you have this kind of fun for $2? Took my 5-year-old granddaughter and she had a blast. She wanted to do it over and over again. The water is cold (50s), but it feels good on a warm day. Be careful as you walk out at the top because the rocks are VERY slippery. Be careful at... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My family loved this rock. Parking is limited so get there early. You won't be disappointed. They have bathrooms outside the rock as well. My daughter said it was a once in a lifetime experience.

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Louisville, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is such a cool thing to be able to do. I hope ever did not get to do it :-( The rock is slippery as you climb up to the point that you can ride it down. There is a railing to hold onto but would recommend bringing water shoes. I was pregnant at the time and missed out... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Too much $$ for a family of 8. Used to be just by the car instead of by the person. The place is awesome. The lifeguard was a little too slow to respond to a lady and child struggling in water. Someone standing there stepped up and did her job. I get it...it's cold...but it is your job!

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The first time you go down it is very intimidating but then it becomes fun once you adapt to the "freezing" water of course. My kids loved this place and we went after the life guards were gone so it was less crowded. You do have to be careful with all of the rocks but definitely worth the trip!

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