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Looking Glass Falls

Hwy 276, Pisgah Forest, NC
+1 828-257-4200
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roadside waterfall well worth the trip

It is a beautiful roadside waterfall. It can be viewed from road or you can go down stairs for a... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Beautiful and you can get close

This is an easy fall to see on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nice and big with some great, but slippery... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Richardson, Texas
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Hwy 276, Pisgah Forest, NC
+1 828-257-4200
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

It is a beautiful roadside waterfall. It can be viewed from road or you can go down stairs for a closer look. Be sure to stop for a look. This was probably my favorite stop in the 276

Thank Tucker50
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

This is an easy fall to see on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nice and big with some great, but slippery rocks to climb on for great photos. There’s not a parking lot, you park on the street...so you may have to walk a ways, depending...More

Thank motherchristmas61
Reviewed October 21, 2017

There are falls galore all around WNC and this has got to be one of the best. Stunning and picturesque. There were bridal couples for their phote shoot. The only problem here is parking. There ois no parking provided by the Forest Service so people...More

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful falls easy to see- no walking necessary unless you want to walk down the stairs to the bottom of the Falls. Close to the entrance of the park!

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Easy place to stop for a quick but beautiful waterfall view. Definitely worth the few minute stop on your way by.

Thank jazzyo
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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful falls. Steps down are not difficult. Parking is on the shoulder of the road. Would recommend you take the time to stop and enjoy the falls.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Leaving Brevard, up toward Pisgah Forest, this is the first waterfall you come to. Easy on road parking. Accessible viewing platform. Or walk down several flights of stairs to get a closer view.

Thank NCTravelfan58
Reviewed October 9, 2017

On your way up to sliding rock in the Pisgah national forest, you'll drive right by looking glass falls. It's a small but very picturesque falls right next to the road with a small set of concrete steps down to the base of the falls....More

Thank Aiptasia
Reviewed October 4, 2017

And you don't even have to walk to enjoy the view. Although there are stairs down to the base of the falls, you can enjoy the view from the overlook, just off the road. Beautiful. And if you're lucky, you can get some quiet time...More

Thank Pat K
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Better pictures are on my camera so hopefully these from my phone are good enough to show you how stunning the waterfall is. The fact that the road is right next to the falls is very appealing as we never know if I am going...More

Thank AnnPCB
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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
Marisa W
May 22, 2017|
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Response from BubbaBama821 | Reviewed this property |
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
September 7, 2016|
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