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Very tough but rewarding "hike".

I didn't realize how strenuous this hike was going to be. Bring water. 3 hours and 6 miles later... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2017
John N
McHenry, Illinois
via mobile

Had a great time climbing the south face of Looking Glass with Fox Mountain Guides. Would highly... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2017
Sumter, United States
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A geological formation that is made of pure quartz and has been a sacred site of the native Cherokee Nation.
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Pisgah Forest, NC
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

I didn't realize how strenuous this hike was going to be. Bring water. 3 hours and 6 miles later - I was happy we completed. But I had to push myself. Lucky I was with two very athletic people that pushed me.

Thank John N
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time climbing the south face of Looking Glass with Fox Mountain Guides. Would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a challenge.

Thank I5321UOjohnk
Reviewed May 10, 2017

this is a great hike! Use google maps to get to trailhead, and park at side of road. The waterfall is nearby and you can drive up near it and park to see it. It's about 6 miles round trip with decent elevation gain. Not...More

Thank Constantine K
Reviewed May 10, 2017

If you're into the geology of the region, this is for you. There is a pull-off for this attraction on the Blue Ridge Parkway so you can stop, take a look, and read about it. Great view too. In the Pisgah National Forest, south of...More

Thank CaptTrouble
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

This was a tough trail, up, up, and up BUT worth it! Took 1 hour and 20 min to hike up and 1 hour to hike down. My husband and I are in good shape, so you can prepare. Once you get to the top,...More

Thank otisdawg
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This is a very unique looking rock and definitely worth a stop to view, or even to climb. The climb is a bit steep at times so take care and take your time. The rock face is sheer and stark.

Thank William O
Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is just one of the amazing site you will find along the Blueridge Parkway! This is toward the southern end of the Parkway and you will truly enjoy your drive across one the the greatest byways of America!

Thank gckhd55
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

This is not a hike for the out of shape! It is very doable and so worth it but it is not an easy stroll!

Thank Madmimi70
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Made this hike on a beautiful cool early November morning. It is 6.5 miles round trip with a steep climb up and a steep incline down. You should be fit to attemp this hike Looking glass rock is a great picnic spot with amazing views...More

Thank momssharecare
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

An A+ guiding day for Travis and FMG, as he put me on some relatively friendly slabs, while I continue to recover from a serious illness.

Thank Mitchell B
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