Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass Falls, Pisgah Forest: Address, Phone Number, Looking Glass Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Looking Glass Falls
4.5
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Mixa's Travels
Oldsmar, FL2,714 contributions
Sep 2021
Looking Glass Falls is the easiest waterfall to see in the Pisgah National Forest. It is off Hwy. 276.. Parallel Parking is available near the Falls. We recommend going on weekdays as it is busy on weekends. We went on a Monday and found parking available close to the Falls. With recent rains the Falls were very full and picturesque. Due to Tropical Storm Fred in August the stairs leading to the pool at the base of the Falls was closed during our visit. There was a lot of debris still around the steps on our visit in late September. Still a very scenic and easy waterfall to visit.
Written October 9, 2021
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tailsock
Raleigh, NC680 contributions
Oct 2020
This waterfall is about a 45 minute drive or so from Asheville. My 7 year old daughter and took a break from the city to go check it out. It's just as beautiful as it was over 10 years ago when I last visited. Absolutely stunning with great volume in a tranquil setting. There's a platform above where those who are disabled, elderly, or very young can enjoy a great view just a short walk away from their vehicle. 2 sets of stairs links the upper viewing platform with the lower. You can also brave the rocks from down there but caution must be exercised. I saw multiple people slip. It was a warm day in early October so there was a pretty good crowd out. Definitely recommend this as an entry level "hike" where the payoff far exceeds the effort. Just be careful as the stairs can be slippery. Some people hiked a little bit downstream but the view doesn't change much unless you're doing photography.
Written October 12, 2020
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mcmusgro
Laurinburg, NC442 contributions
Oct 2021
This was my favorite waterfalls of the 4 I went to during my trip to the mountains. It was impressive and easily accessible with a lookout on the side of the road with easy stairs going down to the base. It was more of a drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway than I was expecting but well worth it!
Written October 19, 2021
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joefaul
Saint Paul, MN184 contributions
Jun 2021
we probably picked the worst possible time to see Looking Glass, right in the middle of the day, around 1. there were a ton of people there so we couldn't get that cool of pictures. the falls were pretty though, just way too many people. i'd recommend going in the morning or later in the afternoon when the area is more empty.
Written August 8, 2021
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noeloni
Sarasota, FL293 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
This waterfall is beautiful and majestic and HUGE and cannot be missed if you’re visiting Pisgah Forest. Since it’s right next to the road, there’s no hiking necessary to get to it, simply pull over to park along the roadside. And even if you’re unable to go down and back up the stairway, no worries! It can be just as easily seen and enjoyed from the top viewing platform which is level with the road.
Written March 21, 2021
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Brandi M
Springfield, MO29 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
There are lots of ads for paid hiking trails or trips to the beautiful Waterfall destination in the Pisgah Forest, NC, but it is FREE!

There is no cell signal once you turn onto the main road and enter the forest to get to the waterfall and little signage and Ranger station was closed so be sure to write form or print off driving instructions. The parking is very limited, you may only park along the road. The falls are a free activity, pack your swimsuit and towel in case you want to swim! The Natural water slide is just 1/4 mile up the road and there is a small entry fee to enter to view or slide if the water isn’t too deep or flowing too much.
Written August 8, 2020
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momtraveler321
Orlando, FL14 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We stopped here on our way home. It is a bit of a ways off the parkway and took awhile to find it. We took pictures and there were many people wading/swimming around in the water. I would advise not to do this as one of my children went to step on a rock and it was extremely slippery and they could have fallen and hit their head on another rock. It is far from civilization and if you were to get hurt, the response time would take a while plus cell service was hit or miss. It was extremely crowded on the day we went and parking is lacking and you will be lucky to find a spot nearby if you go at a busy time. We just happened to get there when someone was leaving and parking is very close to the roadway. Plus, there aren’t any bathrooms close by so plan ahead. It is beautiful for pictures but if we were to visit again, we would not be going into the water.
Written February 9, 2020
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mathstud
Mulberry, FL262 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
This waterfall has many visitors, so parking could be a problem. There are several stairs. Swimming is allowed. They should do a better job of maintaining the shrubbery so the view is not obstructed. Also, wireless and navigation is spotty on US 276.
Written July 6, 2020
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wohdonkey
Newark, OH1,947 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Parking was easy along the side of the road. The falls were easy to access with a short walk down some steps. The falls are beautiful and they are the most popular within the Pisgah Forest. Great spot for a photo op!
Written May 1, 2022
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GabrielSanab
Florida Keys, FL220 contributions
Oct 2020
The falls is very nice and what’s great is that older folks don’t have to walk the trail to see the falls. You can see it from the observation area on the top or walk down the path to get a better view. Although great and I could definitely spend more time there, it was pretty crowded for how little standing/viewing areas there are. So we opted to leave quick to see other sites. Definitely recommend but maybe try early in the morning or late to have less of a crowd.
Written October 26, 2020
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