Skinny Dip Falls

Asheville, North Carolina 28802

Skinny Dip Falls

Skinny Dip Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The out-and-back hike to Skinny Dip Falls will take you on a scenic and less-traveled portion of the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) that follows along the spine of Pisgah Ridge before veering downhill to reach Skinny Dip Falls. This cascading destination is a popular swimming hole in the summer. The still pool at the bottom of the rushing water is perfect for soaking your feet or your entire body. And if you decide against playing in the cold water, there are several warm dry rocks available to sit on and enjoy a picnic.

*There is closer access to Skinny Dip Falls at the Looking Glass Rock Overlook off the Blue Ridge Parkway"

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Trail Information

Nearby City
96 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Free and always open, but vehicle access to this hike is unavailable when the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed. Check for real-time road closures.
4,315 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,411 feet
Top Elevation
Additional Use
Waterfalls, Wildflowers
Blue Ridge Parkway: 828-298-0398,; Pisgah National Forest: 828-257-4200,
Local Contacts
National Geographic #780 Pisgah Ranger District, USGS Shining Rock
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018