Skinny Dip Falls
Skinny Dip falls is on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and a fun afternoon spot with little swimming holes and, of course, fun waterfalls you can jump off.
Gorgeous 40 min drive on the Blue Ridge, goes wayy up in altitude and gets nice and cool even on the hottest summer days. All kinds if rock formations, waterfalls, and swimming holes. Short but rocky hike.
Our guests love exploring the waterfalls of western NC! From Skinny Dip Falls in Canton to Sliding Rock outside of Brevard, there are lots of ways to cool off from the summer heat. Prefer a good hike? Head up to the falls at DuPont State Forest. To find the locations of many favorite waterfalls and…
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!
Point of Interest
“Located near Hwy 215 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Devil's Couthouse offers stunning 360 degree views.”
“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”
“Looking or an exhilarating experience? Join the thousands of children and adults who slip and slide down Sliding Rock falls in Pisgah National Forest, about 8 miles from Brevard. Take a towel and a change of clothing, and be prepared to wait your turn to ride the chilly water (50-60 degrees!) down the 60-foot flat, sloping boulder. You'll have a splash landing in an eight-foot deep pool and swim a few strokes to the shore. If you're especially brave, you'll get in line and do it again! Not so brave (or foolish)? Watch from a rock or observation post. There is a place to change clothes, thank goodness!”