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Looking Glass Rock

Pisgah Forest, NC
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Type: Geologic Formations
Description: A geological formation that is made of pure quartz and has been a sacred site of the native Cherokee Nation.
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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

About six miles round trip of moderate to strenuous trail with a breathtaking view at the top worth every step! Great place to swim in the river across the street from the trailhead too!

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Grand Cayman
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Its a tough 3+ mile hike all up hill but as long as you are reasonably fit then the reward at the end is amazing and well worth the effort. Put this hike on your bucket list .

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The hike was wonderful and if it was our only experience in Brevard, it would have an excellent rating. It's a semi-challenging hike that starts as a long gradual walk up the side of the mountain, eventually becoming a steeper zig-zag and then more traditional trail approaching the top. During mid-spring, the tree foliage prohibits much of a view for... More

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I've hiked here before & will do so again. Beautiful views from the top and not too difficult. Can be crowded at times & not much parking with no restrooms but it's all good.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I am used to doing shorter local hikes and was ready for this 6 mile hike. A little nervous that it would be too hard and exhausting. Not at all. It was actually easier than what Ive done, just longer. The trail alone was worth it. Gorgeous the whole way. The first 2 miles had gradual incline with alot of... More

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Indian Trail, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My wife has such an affinity for this place that we go miles out of our way to witness it. There is just a magic feeling to view that rock jutting up fromthe forest surrounding it.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Wow! This is the a breathtaking summit that should not be missed if hiking in WNC. We decided to take our traditional New Year's Day hike and chose Looking Glass Rock. The ascent is sometimes very steep and rocky, but well worth it. There are plenty of places to stop and rest if needed. When we finally turned that last... More

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dublin
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107 reviews 107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Recently hiked with hubby and daughter, young adult. The website states moderately difficult. By New England standards it is a fairly easy hike. Lots of switchbacks for at least the first half. After that step areas with roots or rocks, but not difficult. Lots of families and dogs on the trail on our visit. It is approximately 6.4 miles round... More

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

awesome hike. the climb is gradual enough that it isn't exhausting and the views from the rock of the mountains around you are breathtaking!! definitely recommended as a top hike in the area!

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Clarksville, Maryland, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

2000 switch backs, a few stream crossings, and dozens of "we must be at the top by now, statements" and you will reach your reward. When you come out of the woods onto the bald rocks that stretch for 30-yards before falling off a 400-foot cliff, you will thank yourself for doing this hike. The views are awesome, so bring... More

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