Skinny Dip Falls
Skinny Dip Falls – One of our all-time favorite hikes and swimming spots, this ½ mile hike leads to a gorgeous set of falls with crystal-clear, ice-cold pools for swimming. Bring a mask! Extremely busy on summer weekends. Take the Blue Ridge Parkway south to mile marker 417. Park in the Looking…
The Hike is not too strenuous and is right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, but it epic both in the winter and fall and also during the summer months.
Moderate hike to lovely swimming hole. Can be crowded on hot days, go in the morning
Less than a mile one way not a bad hike if you want to drive on the Blue Ridge parkway for a while. If you're brave, you can jump in the water. But beware it's cold, about 50 degrees year-round!
Point of Interest
“just the best lookout on the parkway. not to be missed. a short hike less than a mile from the parking lot, though fairly steep, still considered easy by most. ”
“This is a hidden gem; there is a drive that is blocked off by a gate. Park in the grass not blocking the gate, and walk around it to take the path up the mountain. It leads you to the fire tower and 360 degree views. The tower can be a little shaky in the wind, but it is sturdy enough to climb. The views are so worth it!”
“I've been playing here since I was a kid! It's a stunning place! Not a difficult hike, but very scenic.”
“All the information you need from a very friendly, knowledgeable staff. The center is packed with all the information to assure the best vacation ever. Many art galleries including Number 7 Artists coop, Red Fox”
“Sliding Rock is a waterfall in Western North Carolina, located near Brevard, so named because visitors can slide all the way down the waterfall into the plunge pool below. Sliding Rock is a small slide-type waterfall on Looking Glass Creek, in the Pisgah National Forest, near Brevard, North Carolina. It has a gentle slope and is about 60 feet long, ending in a large, deep pool (between 6–7 feet deep) at the bottom. ”