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Looking Glass Rock

Pisgah Forest, NC
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Great hike and final view

this is a great hike! Use google maps to get to trailhead, and park at side of road. The waterfall... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Constantine K
Columbus, Ohio
Interesting rock formation

If you're into the geology of the region, this is for you. There is a pull-off for this attraction... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pisgah Forest, NC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Hiked Looking Glass Rock this week with my 12 and 14 year old. Pretty easy hike up to the summit. Views at the top are breath taking. We did the whole hike including stops for pictures and snacks in 2:45.

Thank JetBlueDriver
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This is worth a quick stop if you are driving by. You won't likely see why it is called looking glass, but it's a beautiful view nonetheless. The photo on the display is actually from the opposite side of the rock, so the main rock...More

Thank Rodney B
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