Looking Glass Rock Trail

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Looking Glass Rock Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1696 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

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.

5 days ago

The hike up is not near as hard as people say. The “suck” is that there’s no water source up top - which translates to a heavy backpack. I camped over night on top and it was a wonderful experience. Do watch your step when on the rock face. One slip on a frosty morning and you could become splatter at the base of the mountain.

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10 days ago

Not as difficult as it may say, but the view at the top is awesome. I would recommend going in Sept or Oct to see the colors of fall.

12 days ago

Hiked it twice in the past couple months. Not too hard but definitely not easy. Takes about an hour and a half to hike up for those who prefer a slower pace

12 days ago

Hiked with the family today! Fun, yet challenging- I highly recommend this hike.

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17 days ago

Rehired today great fall views. One of the better hikes in Pisgah forest

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19 days ago

Very nice trail, excellent shade, nice views along the way, and a stunning view once you reach the top. A must do.

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19 days ago

Best summit view I’ve seen yet! Awesome hike!

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20 days ago

Winding Rocky and rutted like all Pisgah back country trails which in my opinion makes them the best with plenty of switchbacks to cut down the steepness beautiful hike in the land of waterfalls would highly recommend it⛰

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21 days ago

First time back on a mountain since August and it was absolutely brutal but very well worth the view in the end

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24 days ago

Great hike. And what an awesome reward at the top. My dog loved it too. It’s only his second hike after his alc surgery and he did great. Will def be hiking this one again.