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Looking Glass Falls

Hwy 276, Pisgah Forest, NC
+1 828-257-4200
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Near sliding rock. Keep your swimsuits on after sliding rock and take a dip under the falls. No... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ken V
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
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A beautiful waterfall that you can take a dip in at the bottom. You don't have to hike to these... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
gussterling
,
Miami, Florida
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  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“easy access” (56 reviews)
“sliding rock” (67 reviews)
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Hwy 276, Pisgah Forest, NC
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+1 828-257-4200
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"easy access"
in 56 reviews
"sliding rock"
in 67 reviews
"the main road"
in 19 reviews
"down stairs"
in 9 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 30 reviews
"viewing area"
in 13 reviews
"closer look"
in 9 reviews
"roadside parking"
in 12 reviews
"short walk"
in 20 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 16 reviews
"located right"
in 9 reviews
"observation deck"
in 10 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 11 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 10 reviews
"quick stop"
in 8 reviews
"looking glass"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Near sliding rock. Keep your swimsuits on after sliding rock and take a dip under the falls. No lifeguards so swim at own risk

Thank Ken V
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful waterfall that you can take a dip in at the bottom. You don't have to hike to these falls. The water is quite cold. Parking is at a premium since they don't have a lot to park in and it is too far...More

1  Thank gussterling
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Right by the roadside, this is a beautiful waterfall! Be sure to hike down the stairs to the bottom level.

Thank Ricky474747
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is limited parking. When we went on a Thursday afternoon in July, cars were parked along the side of the road, which is a 2-lane mountain parkway. Not a safe place to walk with children. Go first thing to have better parking safety and...More

2  Thank Lucy L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Looking glass falls is good for all since not a lot of waling required.. easy steps and a pretty good waterfall. some people went in the water but the stones were slippery and I would not recommend doing that unless very careful.

1  Thank ghowell421
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The falls locates just along side the road. Great view with very easy access to the bottom of the falls. Grab your towels :-)

Thank binghanus
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best spots in Western North Carolina. Whether you are hiking or just cooling off it is not to be missed.

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking Glass Falls is a few minutes down the road from Sliding Rock. We stopped here to get some amazing pictures in front of the waterfall as well as played in the water for awhile. This waterfall is beautiful!

Thank Loritello
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This waterfall is absolutly beautiful. There are alot of stairs if you want to get close but totally worth it. It has great photo opp areas as well

Thank Brittnee J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and the kids enjoyed wading in the bottom. Take your camera and some close toe or strapped Sandles as opposed to flip flops.

Thank BoJo E
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Gina H
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Stephanie H | Reviewed this property |
There are several places along the parkway to camp that are close. The closest campground would be Davidson River Campground.
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Susan F
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Philip T | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend going at night. I think it's closed after a certain time. You could always find a nice stream or river off of a trail near the falls. As for the time of day, I'm not sure
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Marisa W
May 22, 2017|
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Actually several picnic areas close by with picnic tables, but lots of folks just head down to the river at the falls and eat there, but here are NO tables there. It can be a zoo down there if it is a busy (e.g., Memorial... More
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