Looking Glass Falls
Looking Glass Falls
4.5
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  • Crystal
    Anderson, South Carolina13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Waterfall With Easy Access!
    Absolutely incredible falls without the long walk! There's a lookout where you can pull over and look at it. There's also stairs where you can get a closer look, but the lookout gives a pretty grand view by itself, if you're unable to climb the stairs.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 19, 2023
  • J M
    Nashville, Tennessee2,199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy access to view
    Easy access, handicapped accessible views. Highly recommend if you are near Brevard, NC. Be sure and eat Hawg Wild BBQ and Dolly's ice cream after your visit nearby.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 11, 2023
  • JBH
    407 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large, falls close to road
    Large, beautiful falls. If you can find the parking, it is right along the road. In summer, it is very crowded with people at all hours. The heat of the day is worse. Not easy to get pictures without people in their swimsuit in them. You can go a bit further down the river for a less populated spot to view the falls, but there will still be people. You can feel the spray from the falls pretty far back.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 26, 2023
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joefaul
Saint Paul, MN185 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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, FL282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Ward D
Satellite Beach, FL3,258 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This scenic view and stop are directly off the Pisgah highway. There is limited parking along the side of the road that has the falls. The waterfall is right off the road and easy to see from the sidewalk. It is a plunge waterfall that looked about 30 feet across at the top with about an 80-foot plunge into a broad pool. The viewing platform is about 200 feet from the falls with about ½ of that distance covered by rock/ground above water and the rest is the pool that the water cascades into. For the adventurous, you can descend several concrete (wide) steps to get to the bottom where there is a platform for you to take pictures or just enjoy the view. The really adventurous people in your group can go beyond the walkway and stand right by the falls. I have even seen pictures of people in the water although I would recommend staying on the walkway and viewing platform for your safety. Overall, a very nice stop off the Pisgah highway that has a very nice view and is easy to access, and provides great pictures in various seasons. Enjoy!
Written January 14, 2023
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momtraveler321
Orlando, FL14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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mcmusgro
Laurinburg, NC443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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mathstud
Mulberry, FL515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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JP
Raleigh, NC136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Beautiful waterfall off the side of a highway with excellent markings. Great for young, old, pets, physically challenged, etc. There was plenty of parking along the road and you can see the falls/ have great opportunity for photos without having to take the stairs. It was misting when we went and the stairs were slippery so definitely look out for that if you are going all the way down to the base of the falls. Beautiful and highly recommend. About 45 min from downtown Asheville and we also did Moore Cove Falls in addition to this one during our weekend stay.
Written January 2, 2023
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JennLynn
Fayetteville, NC28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Looking Glass Falls is absolutely amazing and beautiful. We had teenagers and younger kids and both were able to get into the water and close to the falls. Highly recommend water shoes! Great outdoor event for everyone.
Written August 1, 2020
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GabrielSanab
Florida Keys, FL219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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JennioDesMoines
Pella, IA163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Absolutely gorgeous! The waterfall showcases such natural beauty and power. We didn't see much puarking available as we went towards sliding rock, but when we were returning past Looking Glass, we noticed there were quite a few spots (late afternoon) and were easily able to slide into a spot close to the falls. I'm so glad we did because it was another dose of witnessing God's amazing creation. The kids loved getting to swim under a waterfall.
Written July 6, 2020
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