Looking Glass Waterfalls

EASY 165 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, walking, and nature trips 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

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

paved

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
7 days ago

beautiful waterfall and if you have someone with a disability, you can drive right up and view from the car

hiking
20 days ago

Fun to splash around at the end of this easy hike, though it was pretty crowded.

hiking
24 days ago

Great for photography

hiking
26 days ago

great family trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Very beautiful waterfall. Not really a trail, just some steps heading down for a better view from the base.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Not a trail Absolute gorgeous waterfall easy to get to nice platform overlooking waterfall right off the road Easy walk down concrete steps to bottom of falls Kid friendly animal friendly Very crowded Moore cove is real close.

hiking
1 month ago

Not a hike. Too crowded. Falls are beautiful, but too easy to access, so it’s flooded with people.

hiking
2 months ago

If you can get over all the people, the waterfall is amazing. Visited in 2018

2 months ago

Wouldn’t really call it a trail. Was very pretty especially in the morning

scenic driving
rocky
3 months ago

This is a absolutely beautiful waterfall. There's stairs down to bottom of falls and then it gets a little rocky. A must see if your I. the area and if its summer time make sure to bring swimming gear the kids loved swimming at the bottom of the falls.

scenic driving
3 months ago

This fall is better than a lot I have seen at Smokey mountains. Tall and wide

3 months ago

Can see the falls from the road. Nice steps to take you to the bottom of the falls. There were plenty of rocks to stand on next to the falls.

hiking
4 months ago

It takes zero effort to see this beautiful waterfall. Literally on the side of the road. You can see from the road as you pass by if you like. Make the stop and enjoy.

hiking
4 months ago

Not much of a trail, but was my first stop along my way into the Asheville, NC area for the first time in my life.

walking
4 months ago

I visited this place a couple years ago. I highly recommend visiting this in the evening as the sunset makes the falls look even more beautiful.

walking
4 months ago

This is a lovely waterfall that can be seen from the road. Walking done the stairs to the landing gets you closer with lovely views.

5 months ago

great place to take pictures and get into the Falls. Parking can be a little tough due to close proximity to the Fall

hiking
6 months ago

Very beautiful waterfall! I wouldn’t really consider this a hike unless you consider walking up and down some stairs a hike. (The stairs are not hard either) You have to park along the road, which if it’s busy, you may not find a spot to park.

7 months ago

Beautiful falls but very crowded at times. It’s right off the road and you can pull over and see the falls without even walking down. I’ve been once and had no one around. I got lucky I guess! Beautiful places are popular for a reason though.

7 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful waterfall even if there is no hike with it.. Real good one to take someone to if they are not able to hike.

9 months ago

Gorgeous fall! Powerful and no hike required! We did venture down the rocks to get a few more photos - it is super slippery!

9 months ago

Not a hike but it is a pretty waterfall!

10 months ago

Great for families. Parking can be an issue, but worth the effort.

hiking
10 months ago

Parking can be a bitch in summer.

walking
10 months ago

A heavily-trafficked roadside stop with an easy walk down stairs to a beautiful waterfall. Great for family photos and cooling off after the hike up Looking Glass Rock (a few miles away).

11 months ago

nice. very busy on Sunday afternoon.

11 months ago

The waterfall is gorgeous. It’s right beside the road. There are stairs to climb down to it. We got in the water. Always crowded so go early or during the week.

hiking
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Beautiful waterfall, really crowded - get there early and hike the Moore Cove Falls Trail right after.

Monday, August 06, 2018

Parking can be challenging. No real hike and very crowded, but a nice waterfall since WNC has had about 4 inches of rain the week before.

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