Looking Glass Rock Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Brevard, NC 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.
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.
Definitely not for beginner hikers. The trail leading to the top was ok, but pretty monotonous. The view was amazing, however.
Had a blast on the trail w our dog. Light crowds. Awesome payoff at summit
Great Sunday hike! Wouldn't rate it as hard. The view at the end was truly beautiful.
not too populated, and overlook was huge so lots of room for privacy to enjoy God's creations alone if you wish
Beautiful view at the top, well worth the hike.
This is our favorite trail in NC thus far. It's a challenging hike with plenty of switchbacks. The view at the top is breathtaking.
The view at the top is definitely worth it!
Not a super difficult hike. Absolutely breath taking view. After the hike you can go swim in the waterfall
This was a great hike. It was a nice workout,and gorgeous views. Granted, some days have a fair amount of traffic. (Weekdays are best for this hike) I wouldn't advise anyone who hike this trail, if they don't hike often,it can be a bit of a challenge at times,especially towards the top. We brought our dog the first time and didn't even trek but a mile..too many other dogs (that were not on leashes ) as well as switchbacks and just the roots and rocks on the trail made it too difficult (as he was on a leash as every dog should be) which made this hike even more difficult. We later came back and completed the hike ,without the dog- watched the sunset and it was beautiful and well worth it! We ended up trekking back down in the dark, but we were well prepared. You can pitch a tent as well just outside of the trail ,then hike up to the summit in the AM and watch the sunrise. It's a bit of a tourist attraction,but all around,beautiful views. We actually went 2 years ago ,I wanted to post my review:).
Overrated is an understatement. A 3 mile uphill slog, with no real views along the way, arriving at a crowded lookout with a view that's 'meh' at best. Our least favorite hike this year by far.
Tennent Mountain, John Rock, Tranquility Point at Panther Valley are all much better hikes/views.
Great hike. Well worth the climb
Great hike. Nice climb. Beautiful views at the top. It is highly, highly used during the weekends though. Please keep your dogs under control!
Those switchbacks are no joke for someone with limited hiking experience! We made it to the top in about 1h 45m, and to echo what others have said, the views were stunning and absolutely worth it.
Awesome hike. Very Beautiful Views. Trail is moderate in my opinion. Uphill hike to the Rock the almost all down hill on the way out. Missed the waterfall somehow?? Trail is very well marked with yellow rectangles on the trees. One of the most beautiful views from any of my hikes to date...