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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 Richland Balsam Nature Lo...
13 days ago

hiking
1 Completed2 Reviews

Close to Waynesville and a pretty drive along the Parkway. Our 4 & 5 year olds had no problem navigating the entire trail. Pretty trail and nice views on the return loop. Will definitely do it again.

on Richland Balsam Nature Lo...
19 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Richland Balsam Nature Lo...
1 month ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

A little overgrown in parts, and the summit view isnt exactly the best, but the back half of the trail makes it so worthwhile! not to mention the whole trail smells like christmas trees!! great trail for beginners who need a little extra challenge.

on Richland Balsam Nature Lo...
2 months ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

The paved section quickly becomes gravel which only lasts a few hundred yards. From there it becomes single file to the summit. Posts along the way point out features described in a trail guide, but none were available.

on Richland Balsam Nature Lo...
1 year ago

hiking
8 Completed5 Reviews

If you're looking for spectacular views, this is not the trail. However, it is a great little loop trail through the wooded area at the top of Richland Balsam, the highest peak/point on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take a few minutes to pause at the top and sit on the large rock at the USGS survey marker for the mountain. (Great place to eat lunch. :-)