Looking Glass Rock Trail

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Looking Glass Rock Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Brevard, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.3 miles 1689 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Directions from Brevard, NC: Travel US 276 northwest for approximately 5 miles, then turn left (toward the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education) just before Looking Glass Falls. The Looking Glass Rock Trailhead will be on the right.

hiking
4 days ago

4 days ago

12 days ago

Great views at the top.

12 days ago

Hard but so worth it! Most beautiful hike I've done.

13 days ago

Great hike in. Rougher near the top. With terrain and increased incline. Amazing. View and worth it when you open up on the summit

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike with a family, kids 11 and 13, we are fit but not regular hikers. Took about 4 hours, leisurely pace with plenty of detours to lookouts. Having done this in summer and winter I prefer winter. Better visibility, colors, and climate. When you see open granite outlooks, do it.

17 days ago

Great hike! (Moderate to strenuous) Showed up at 1pm got the whole thing in. Was super windy and cold at the top but well worth it. Recommend coming in little warmer weather to spend more time at the top.

19 days ago

Loved it! Great day hike.

1 month ago

Loved it! Perfect length and gorgeous view!

hiking
1 month ago

Pros: Excellent views and scenery, lush forests, wonderful day hike
Cons: Limited parking, steep grades and switchbacks
Recommendations: Trekking poles or hiking stick, plenty of water, sack lunch at moutain top

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is definitely difficult. Most of the time you are on a steep incline. I needed a break here and there. But, the end is worth the work. You know you are near the end when you start going down hill for a bit. The view is beyond words. Definitely a must do if you are in the Brevard, NC area. Approximately a 3 hour round trip.

1 month ago

Great trail! The hike is pretty steep but is well worth it! Great place at the top for pictures and a much needed break!

hiking
1 month ago

Very cool place, sunset is the best part! overall is a great hike, definitely will be coming back in the future!

hiking
1 month ago

Lots is up with this trail. The first mile is fairly mild. You then begin switchbacks which take you up to a few rock outcrops with no view. Don't give up, keep following the trail, and as you begin to go down, you get to the rock. Great views, and worth the climb.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

View from summit is somewhat limited - 180 degrees - but still amazing. Hike is long but good. Lots of trail traffic when I went in the fall.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Steep, but the view worth it

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was in Great Shape, however I was not. I wouldn't say this trail was very difficult for somewhat regular hikers however if it's your first time hiking in a while you might want to consider another starting out.