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Address: Pisgah Forest, NC
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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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Hiked this past Saturday

Hiked this mountain on Saturday. I would say its a moderate hike and well worth the view. It took us 3.5 hours to complete hike.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
VAM293
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hiked this mountain on Saturday. I would say its a moderate hike and well worth the view. It took us 3.5 hours to complete hike.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking Glass Rock is the most prominent attraction when viewing from the Overlook around Mile 418 of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a large rock formation on the south side of the Parkway that dominates the landscape. Be sure and pull over when you arrive at this Overlook.

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1 Thank Robert I
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike to Looking Glass Rock is well worth it. It is a 6 mile round trip hike - 3 miles each way. The hike up is on a well marked trail and is a solid but doable 3 mile climb with some switchbacks. It takes a normal hiker about 1.5 hours to ascend. At the top is a wonderful... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the trailhead off fire road 475 in the Pisgah National Forest, it is just over a 3 mile hike to the top. Take a lot of water and a few snacks. The first 1.5-2 miles is composed of meandering and slowly climbing switchbacks. The last 1+ miles is steeper and a bit more challenging. It was somewhat muddy. Good... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We went with another family for our first time. I was personally a bit apprehensive when faced with the challenge of an uphill 9 mile hike. Everyone was on board, so I figured, why not! It was certainly difficult, but man was it worth it! Two thumbs up! The Reedy's Palm Harbor

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Evansville, Indiana
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79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Located on the Blueridge Parkway, there are many pulloffs with excellent views! We pulled off several different times to see the Rock from different angles! It's located within Pisgah National Forest about 5.5 miles northwest of Brevard and stands at 3970 feet. Stop and take in the view of this majestic mountain!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Hey so yeah, I needed a good hike to take with my girlfriend since I knew I was going to propose at the summit so this one had everything we needed, great views, long enough hike, and a nice area at the summit to hang out and put up a hammock. It was an unforgettable day and the weather was... More 

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Christiana, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The trail can be hard to find as the sign marking it is hidden by trees. The trail is over 3 1/2 miles one way to Looking Glass Rock and it is very rugged. Bring lots of water and granola bars and make sure you dress appropriately with either good shoes or hiking boots because you will need them. Be... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

There were three of us. We went around 9am and when it was raining lightly and the trail was nearly empty. By the time we went down, it was very crowded and can cause delays getting up. We decided to make it more challenging by speed walking up and running down 2.5 hrs total). The view at the top was... More 

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1 Thank Amanda G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

My daughter is 16 years old and she wanted so much to see the Looking Glass Rock. It was a good 3 miles hike up and rain came but didnt stop us. It was our best adventure ever. We did it in less then one hour to go up And Less then one hour to go down the mountain but... More 

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