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Address: Pisgah Forest, NC
Description: A geological formation that is made of pure quartz and has been a sacred...
A geological formation that is made of pure quartz and has been a sacred site of the native Cherokee Nation.
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A great up & back hike....the view from the top is well worth the effort to get there. I'd certainly recommend this section of Pisgah Forest to experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Lewisville, North Carolina
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Lewisville, North Carolina
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171 reviews 171 reviews
73 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A great up & back hike....the view from the top is well worth the effort to get there. I'd certainly recommend this section of Pisgah Forest to experience.

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Hell, Michigan
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496 helpful votes 496 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We needed exercise and chose this trail for a hike and the trail has a decent vertical climb that gives a good cardio workout. There are some tree roots, loose dirt, and smooth rock but overall the footing is good. It was cloudy and we had a light drizzle at times so we didn't get the great view that most... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A group driving up to Asheville for the weekend made this detour to do this hike and it was a great decision. The trailhead has a decent size parking lot and a map at the base of the trail. I believe from the parking lot it was 3.0 - 3.2 miles to the end of the trail with the best... More 

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Geneva, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We took this hike in October, 2014, during a week day. It was cool and sunny. We had the trail to our selves most of the time. Steady uphill climb for 3 miles, some areas fairly steep, and took several rest breaks. We are 60 and 58. The views at the end are wonderful. The hike is not necessarily strenuous,... More 

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North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I absolutely love Pisgah National Forest and enjoy any opportunity to hike the vast number of its great trails. I have viewed Looking Glass Rock numerous times from the Blue Ridge Parkway and have even passed the trailhead but never had the chance to hike the trail until recently. I found this hike to be somewhat challenging, with the altitude... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I would rate this moderately difficult. It is up hill for 3.2 miles parts of the trail are pretty steep. Some parts you have to walk over big rocks, however for the most part a well maintained trail. Depending on your level of conditioning, allow up to two and half hours to make it to the top. The first time... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is one of (if the 'the') staple hike of the Pisgah Ranger District. It's a moderate to strenuous 3 miles up to the top. Lot's of cut backs (don't take short cuts, please), then you start to navigate the rocky outcrop. I would plan 3-4 hours for this hike roundtrip. Bring plenty of water, and arrive early…parking lot gets... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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