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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 Looking Glass Rock Trail
1 day ago

hiking
4 Completed6 Reviews

After rain it's more difficult than moderate. With just the upper loop and lower loop is calculated to be about 7.2 miles. The views and streams are amazing. Exotic camping is suggested and great near Davidson river streams.

on Looking Glass Rock Trail
4 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Easy in and out. Trail was very well marked and the view at the top was so worth it!!

on Art Loeb Trail
6 days ago

13 Completed8 Reviews

on Cat Gap Loop Trail
8 days ago

hiking
8 Completed8 Reviews

on Butter Gap to Cat Gap Tra...
8 days ago

hiking
3 Completed2 Reviews

Parked at 475 where you would start Pilot Road or Farlow Gap. Took the Art Loeb in the other direction until it joined with Butter Gap. Took that until Long Branch and took that back to 475 and car. GPS was acting up but seemed like about 10 miles. Art Loeb portion can be steep but the rest is pretty low key. All is beautiful, however, and the Butter Gap portion has a number of nice creek crossings and a beautiful waterfall.

on Pilot Mountain Trail
8 days ago

hiking
3 Completed2 Reviews

Parked at 475 and climbed first portion on Art Loeb. Then took the road to reconnect with Art Loeb for the decent. The Art Loeb portions of the trail are beautiful and a lot of fun but the road is pretty dull. There is a great clearing about half way through the loop that has excellent views off both sides of the ridge line. Nice place to stop for lunch.

on Cat Gap Loop Trail
10 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Enjoyed this hike very much! Various parts of the hike make it exciting

on Looking Glass Rock Trail
10 days ago

4 Completed6 Reviews

Upper and lower loops are obtainable in 1 day each, but make minimal stops

on Looking Glass Rock Trail
12 days ago

8 Completed8 Reviews

great trail! well kept and worth the view, definitely pack a lunch to stay a while at the top.

on Looking Glass Rock Trail
14 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Absolutely amazing. The trail is well maintained and the view is one of the best around.

on Pink Beds Trail
14 days ago

hiking
4 Completed4 Reviews

First off, the loop is 6.5 miles long. Second, don't trust gps for directions. The trail head is at the pink beds picnic area! Not down the gravel forest service road!
It's a nice easy hike. Brought my dog. He navigated all the bridges just fine. Parts of the trail were flooded. But nothing so bad you'd soak your feet. Bring bug spray! Mosquitos everywhere. I went very early (7am) and avoided the crowds. A nice hike despite not being very exciting.

on Cat Gap Loop Trail
17 days ago

hiking
6 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful trail! We parked at the Pisgah Education Center/fish hatchery and started the loop closer to the Education Center building. Gorgeous ferns and rhododendrons along the route and some wild blueberries and blackberries. We added on the John Rock spur/Cat Gap Bypass which I'd highly recommend. The view of Looking Glass from John Rock is incredible!

on Art Loeb Trail
23 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was an amazing trail! I ran on it during Brevard Distance Runners Camp.

on Twin Falls Trail
24 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Caney Bottom
24 days ago

backpacking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great spot! We hiked in through the group camps with our dog and then hit the trail. About a mile and a half in, turn right at the crossroads and there is a huge camping spot about twenty yards in to the right. Wide open spot with fire pit, plenty of trees for hammocks, and easy wood and water nearby. We saw some mountain bikers, but no one else, so we were able to keep our dog off leash the whole time. Easy hike except for one short steep section near the beginning of the trail.

on Pink Beds Trail
28 days ago

hiking
7 Completed6 Reviews

A very flat and easy hike. Not much in the way of views. The path crosses over several creeks.

on Looking Glass Rock Trail
29 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great

on Cat Gap Loop Trail
1 month ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful view at Johns Rock!

on Looking Glass Rock Trail
1 month ago

hiking
5 Completed4 Reviews

on Looking Glass Rock Trail
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

I would rate this as moderate... saw 5 year old kiddos hiking it. Absolutely incredible views though!