Looking Glass Waterfalls

EASY 70 reviews
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Looking Glass Waterfalls is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Brevard, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Very easy and great for kids and families and fun to swim in! Bring some shoes with traction and clothes you don’t mind getting wet in! Young’s e to take a dip!

hiking
2 months ago

These are very nice falls! I would recommend going right after a good rain to watch them roar. The steps down may be slippery. Please keep children off the rocks and away from the water when it is roaring from the rain!

walking
2 months ago

A beautiful waterfall that is a must see if driving through Pisgah. The falls are easily viewable from the road, but you can also walk down a few sets of stairs to the river at the base of the falls.

3 months ago

Not a hike, pull off with a few steps to the base of the falls. Still, sooo worth the stop!

hiking
4 months ago

this is a must to do. a great roadside waterfall. only a few minutes to walk to the bottom for a nice dip or to get some great photos. i went late September when school was back in. i would assume all summer there would be a lot of people. still a must see and cant under stand why anybody would give this fall less than 5 stars

4 months ago

easy walk down and beautiful falls.

5 months ago

This is more of a road side stop than a trail. Easy to get to and worth the stop on the way to Brevard.

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome waterfall, but because of it's proximity to the road, it's super busy. A must-see if you're in the area, though!

6 months ago

Beautiful and easy

walking
6 months ago

Beautiful easy trip down with the kids

6 months ago

short walk - but nice view from the base of the waterfall.

7 months ago

Great site but crowded. Now on to the trail.

7 months ago

Simply amazing. Such a beautiful site!!! Water was cold but so beautiful

hiking
8 months ago

While it was amazing to see the fact that they made it so easily accessible takes away from its beauty. Way to many people there simply to observe nature rather then be apart of it. Trash spread all along the walk and the people nowhere near as considerate or friendly as people encountered on less accessible trails Will not likely return but definitely worth seeing Five stars for the waterfall none for the experience

8 months ago

So cool and fun

8 months ago

Awesome fun. Beautiful falls and lots of fun. Some small jumps into the deep areas. Good for paddling, wading and even trying to swim into the falls. Recommend for all ages. Can get very busy during summer and obviously weekends. Water is about 60 degrees in July, feels great when hot out.

9 months ago

Beautiful water fall. But it's not much of a hike or walk at all. More like a tourist stop along the road.

walking
10 months ago

Really nice but always crowded full of families swimming. Too crowded.

walking
10 months ago

Easy access, easy walk, easy on the eyes. Crowded.

walking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Beautiful

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Beautiful!!!

walking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Extremely easy walk. One of the best waterfalls I have ever visited. Always crowded.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Great little spot. We climbed over some rocks and enjoyed a picnic lunch.

scenic driving
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Easy and so pretty

walking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Heading back east from Highlands, NC, we stopped at Looking Glass Falls. It had recently rained and the falls were roaring. Short paved walk to a great viewpoint, very picturesque falls. Definitely worth a stop.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Easy! Along the roadside.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Beautiful waterfall from mountain creek. Easy access , right on the road

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Beautiful waterfall. You can see it from the road. Large water flow compared to Moore's Cove

scenic driving
Friday, October 28, 2016

Short walk to a beautiful waterfall, great at anytime of the year.

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