Category Archives for Swimming Holes

Little Bradley Falls

Little Bradley Falls NC

Little Bradley Falls is an exceptionally beautiful 50 foot multi-tiered waterfall near Saluda, North Carolina. This gorgeous waterfall is at the end of an easy and almost two mile roundtrip hike. Location: Green River Game Area, near Saluda NC Roundtrip Distance: 1.9 miles roundtrip Difficulty: Moderate Features:Beautiful dense hardwood forest, wildflowers, waterfall, creek crossing, swimming […]

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Sunburst Featured

Sunburst Swimming Hole

Sunburst Swimming Hole is a popular Swimming Hole, located near Bethal, NC and just below Cold Mountain along Highway 215 in Western NC.   The Swimming hole is easily accessed and has a small “beach like” area.  Sunburst is very popular with both local and tourists during the summer months. Sunburst Swimming Hole Sunburst Swimming […]

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Rainbow Falls NC

Rainbow Falls NC

Rainbow Falls NC is an beautiful and majestic waterfall located deep inside Pisgah National Forest, near Sapphire, NC.  This waterfall will make an impression as it’s over 150 foot tall, and it’s flow is heavy, especially after a recent rain storm. Rainbow Falls is clearly visible from a multiple overlooks located on a popular trail, and […]

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Turtleback Falls NC

Turtleback Falls NC is an amazing and popular sliding rock and swimming hole, located deep inside Pisgah National Forest, near Sapphire, NC.  Turtleback Falls is uniquely shaped, offering the ability to climb up to the top, and then sliding back down.  The slide includes a unique “plunge” of about 10-15 feet high due to the umbrella […]

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Top 10 Blue Ridge Mountain Swimming Holes

Updated: 8/1/2016!  Looking for a great swimming hole in the Blue Ridge Mountains?   With all of the great waterfalls, rivers, and creeks there are tons of places to swim.  But 10 “swimming holes” in particular stand out to us as the best in the Blue Ridge Mountains.   All of these holes are easy to access, […]

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Sliding Rock Featured

Sliding Rock NC

Looking for some summertime water fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains?  Look no further than Sliding Rock NC.  People and families have been coming to Sliding Rock NC, located in Pisgah National Park in NC for years and years. Location:  On Highway 276, 8 miles outside of Brevard NC Roundtrip Distance: Just a short walk from the parking […]

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Looking Glass Falls Featured

Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass rock, located near Brevard NC in Pisgah National Forest is one of the most popular waterfalls in The Blue Ridge mountains and the most visited waterfall in North Carolina.  Not only is Looking Glass Falls large and beautiful, it’s literally right next to a main road, making accessibility easy.   Looking Glass Falls […]

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Skinny Dip Falls Featured

Skinny Dip Falls Blue Ridge Parkway

For the past couple of years, we had heard about Skinny Dip Falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but had never actually hiked down to it.   On a whim, this past Saturday afternoon, we had been out to Looking Glass Falls in Brevard, NC and decided to take the Parkway home.  We stopped at […]

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Deep Creek Tubing

Deep Creek Tubing

At the end of June, we decided to go hiking on Deep Creek loop trail due to the great trails, and the ability to see three different waterfalls.  We loved the hike and the waterfalls, but what caught our attention the most was all of the people having a great time tubing down Deep Creek. […]

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Deep Creek Loop Trail

Deep Creek Loop Trail

We’ve heard a lot of people in the area say that Deep Creek, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was a great place to visit, but had never been there ourselves.   We decided to take a family hike on Deep Creek loop trail, and really enjoyed it! Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, […]

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