Mother Nature seems like she doesn't want to make up her mind on the weather. On the warmer days we've been having though, she's been giving us a little glimpse of what's to come. Getting a list of places to go to this summer is crucial since there's just so much to see. One of the coolest things to do in North Carolina is heading over to this sliding rock in the middle of the forest.
Sliding Rock in the Pisgah National Forest might be one of the coolest attractions in the state. It's located about eight miles from Brevard/Asheville, North Carolina so while you're visiting the area, this is a great roadside attraction to hit.
There really is no hike to get to this spot, so you're in the clear if that totally isn't your thing.
This 60-foot rock waterslide will shoot you down into a freezing seven-foot pool of water. You can also rent a tube and float down the river for a relaxing day.
The water stays at a cool 50 to 60 degrees all year round, so even on the hottest day, you'll be able to cool off.
No matter what age you are, you and your friends can feel like a kid again and get an adrenaline rush while you slip and slide down this huge rock.
About 11,000 gallons of water rush down this rock each minute, so you're in for a grand ole time.
The line can get pretty long on hot days, but there are plenty of spots to watch and observe (and even get a little mist sprayed on you) while you're waiting to conquer the slide yourself.
Starting April 4 and going until May 17, the area will only be open Saturdays and Sundays. Once May 22 comes around, it will be open seven days a week until the end of September.
Sliding Rock is right by Looking Glass Falls which is another spot you should hit while you're in the area.
While you're waiting for some people to thin out at the attraction, the waterfall is a great spot to kill some time.
When: Opens April 4
Why You Need To Go: This natural rock slide will give you the adrenaline rush you've been looking for and will let you cool off at the same time.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.