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Looking Glass Rock Trail

Brevard, NC

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.

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Recent Reviews

on Turkey Pen Gap Trail
2 hours ago

camping
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great Hike, First 2 miles is rough but worth it. Great camping spot at the north end of Wagon Road trail.

on Little Bradley Falls Trai...
3 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

At the trail head take the path that is straight ahead/on the left. It looks like the harder way to go, but trust me it's not. Lol. If you take the path to the right, you will have to climb a steep hill. It's doable, just not as kid/dog friendly. We did it. But on way back took the easier way. On down the trail there will be a fork, take the right fork. The left fork has a small log going across it. The left will not lead you to the falls. The right one will. I was aware of this, but the group that went in before us was not........ Needless to say we beat them to the falls. lol!
The bottom of the falls was really great for swimming, splashing, and cooling off.
I do plan on returning to Little Bradley Falls! I think it is now one of our favorites, specially during the warm hot summer months.

on Mount Pisgah Summit Trail...
4 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Ate Blueberries!

on Croatan National Forest ...
7 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Took 3 kids six and under and they all enjoyed it, along with our dog. Lots of bridges and water front kids loved it! Very hot take plenty of water.

on Elk Knob State Natural Ar...
21 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great

on Elk River Falls Trail
21 hours ago

hiking
3 Completed4 Reviews

Nice but wayyyy to many people

on Art Loeb Trail
22 hours ago

6 Completed5 Reviews

Great trail and very demanding. watch out for Pilot Mountain no matter which direction you're headed. can be done in 2 full days, especially if you cut out cold mountain but that was my favorite peak so dont miss it! recommend 3 days if you wanna soak it all in!

on Elk River Falls Trail
1 day ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Agree with others, not a hike. Map my Run put total distance to falls at 0.2 miles. Two tenths of a mile. But, great falls, great refreshing water. Good rock jumping. Sobering wreath at top of falls commemorating a young man who died July 23. Other jumps fine (see below for great description).

on Mount Sterling Overnight ...
1 day ago

hiking
31 Completed5 Reviews

on Basin Creek Trail
1 day ago

3 Completed4 Reviews

Grate hike challenging last stretch with home steeds chimneys and ruins from the destruction of the 1916 landslide beautiful hike and one loan standing structure at the end Home of Martin Caudill and his family during the landslide

on Boone Fork Trail
1 day ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike. A bit muddy after the rain. Becomes more difficult after first .5 mile counter-clockwise.

on Basin Creek Trail
1 day ago

3 Completed4 Reviews

on Norwood Loop Trail
1 day ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

on Hawk Loop Trail
1 day ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

on Alder Trail
1 day ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

on Lookout Trail
1 day ago

hiking
10 Completed1 Reviews

This is a great trail! It is very well maintained. The town you drive through (Montreat) on the way to the trail is very neat! Wish we had more time to do more trails in the area.

on Reedy Creek Trail Loop
1 day ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

I customized this loop by starting at the Loblobby trail and then walking on the Reedy Creek Multi-use track and joining back the Loblobby trail to finish. This is a good trail with a mix of a medium and easy treks. The trail was mostly quiet being a weekday. I got a good workout from this 4.5 mile custom loop trail.


1 day ago

hiking

My husband and I really enjoyed this hike. We stopped at the rope climbing part but definitely plan on going back to continue to the end. We had plans to go on another hike that day and didn't have time to go that far. The hike was pleasant and most of the areas were shady so that was a huge bonus. The parking lot was really full and we saw lots of families and big groups which does make for a crowded hike at some points. Also, a warning if you are sitting at the base of the falls: be careful of falling rocks coming down and hitting you from hikers going beyond that point. I got hit by one thankfully just on my back but I can see the potential for real injury to someone. Bring shoes you feel confident in on slippery rocks as there are slippery parts around the falls.


1 day ago

hiking

on Oconaluftee River Trail
2 days ago

2 Completed1 Reviews