Skinny Dip Falls
Skinny Dip Falls. Take Hwy 276 to the Blue Ridge Parkway and head south. Pull off near mile marker 417, which is near the Looking Glass Rock overlook. A moderate, short hike will take you to a natural waterfall and swimming hole on the Yellowstone Prong of the Big East Fork of the Pigeon River. Take…
Bring your bathing suit in hot weather- Gorgeous little spot with a short easily accessed hike- take a dip or plunge into the water from a rock!
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.
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.”
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“Located in the Pisgah National Forest just north of Brevard. 7.6 miles from the junction of US Highways 64 and 276, is Sliding Rock, one place where you’re invited to take the plunge down a 50-foot slippery cascade into the 50-60 degree, 7-foot deep pool. There are 2 observation platforms, and lifeguards on duty during the season. This is a heavily used recreation area, so it’s suggested you come early. It’s suggested, too, that you wear old shorts and old sneakers if you choose to take the plunge. Nominal admission charge for sliders but no cost to watch. Lifeguards on duty in season.”