May 9, 2023



As summer approaches and temperatures begin to rise, visitors to Applewood Manor often are on the lookout for unique and memorable ways to cool off. Nestled within the beautiful Pisgah National Forest, just a stone’s throw from the city, lies Sliding Rock, a must-visit natural attraction that promises to deliver perfect summertime fun.

Sliding Rock is a smooth, 60-foot-long, gently sloping boulder that forms a natural water slide, culminating in a crystal clear, eight-foot-deep pool. Fed by the cool, refreshing waters of Looking Glass Creek, this popular attraction draws thousands of visitors every summer to enjoy the thrill of sliding down the rock into the invigorating mountain water. Lifeguards are on duty during the peak summer months so you can focus on having fun while staying safe. The site includes changing rooms and restrooms so visitors can make their visit a day long adventure. Sliding Rock is surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Pisgah National Forest with over 500,000 acres of lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and miles of hiking trails. So, bring your hiking boots as well as your bathing suit.

Getting to the Sliding Rock from Applewood Manor is an easy drive that usually takes 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic conditions. So, as you plan your summertime stay at Applewood Manor, don’t overlook this chance to slide into summer fun at this one-of-a-kind gem in the heart of North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest.

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