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Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah Forest, NC
+1 828-877-3350
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Great hiking, waterfalls and smoky mnt views

We love Pisgah every time we visit Asheville and the surrounding areas. The drive is exciting with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Venice, Florida
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Forest, granite, forest, granite, how to decide

Marvelous journey through Pisgah National Forest in Western NC, going north out of Asheville, NC... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bruce B
Denver, North Carolina
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A park within easy driving distance from Hendersonville that offers hiking, camping and fishing.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pisgah Forest, NC
+1 828-877-3350
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love Pisgah every time we visit Asheville and the surrounding areas. The drive is exciting with lots of hairpin turns and elevations. There are plenty of hikes right off the main highway and places for day hikes. Some spots have swimming holes and camping,...More

Thank jokt2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Marvelous journey through Pisgah National Forest in Western NC, going north out of Asheville, NC. The varied fauna varies when sunny or under clouds or mist/fog. The sheer granite walls are also breath taking. Every turn gives a further glimpse into the majesty of Earth....More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great overlook views at various pull offs along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Restroom stop had great views and the restroom was clean. Because of this year's rain the forest was really lush and green and some of the flowering plants were still in bloom.

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of neat little hikes to waterfalls - go down the fishery and hike out from there to find them. Also good mtn biking trails but those are a bit more advanced than Dupont.

1  Thank 77Honeymooner
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very pretty area. Be prepared for highway 276. It is steep and very curvy! There are nice views, a visitors center and several waterfalls in the area,

Thank danamc01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shut your house before heading back to South Carolina after two days in North Carolina we want to make one final stop and see some waterfalls and the national Forest. First one was clear waterfalls which is about 6 miles from the entrance off north...More

Thank hogguy1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ask the knowledgeable rangers for hiking and waterfall advice and you won't be disappointed. Stay away from the hot spot right off the road waterfalls that are over crowded and filled with a non kid friendly crowd. There are plenty of access places to the...More

Thank lovessunandbeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the National Great Smoky Mountain Park,but I have to say, the Pisgah was amazing. Tons of overlook areas, great picnic spots & Sliding Rocks. We tied it into a day trip to Asheville. Well worth the drive!

Thank tmshock
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I had the most spiritual time there. Very quiet and serene. Lovely place. Access was very easy. Truly one of the most beautiful places.

Thank charlotte m
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Pisgah national forest intersects with the Blue Ridge Parkway about 40 minutes from downtown Asheville. There are a number of easy to access waterfalls and moderate family-friendly hikes.

1  Thank ggsmac
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How much is it for adults and children to go to pisgah national forest to see all THE trails and waterfalls and go on sliding rock ?
20 January 2017|
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Response from AVLwriter | Reviewed this property |
Trails and waterfalls are free. Sliding Rock is a modest charge for parking, but no admission charge per person.
How far is the water slide from parking? Can an elderly person walk it??
15 July 2016|
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Response from Natalie C | Reviewed this property |
It isn't far at all only about a minute walk maybe. There is a big paves walkway to it. The walkway comes from the top and you walk down but at the top of the slide there is a lookout where you can stand or park a wheelchair... More
Can anyone describe or show a pin drop on a map where slippery rock is? Can I drive to it or do I have to hike to it?
24 June 2016|
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Response from mlbg10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! It's actually called sliding rock and it's right off the road in the Pisgah Forest on Hwy. 276. There is good signage at the entrace which costs $2.00 per person.