North Carolina Trails

Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started

Upgrade to Pro

Unlimited access to National Geographic TOPO! & Trails Illustrated Maps

Learn More »

Best Trails in North Carolina

Looking Glass Rock Trail

Brevard, NC

Looking Glass Rock Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Brevard, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

Person_placeholder

Big Piney Ridge Loop Trail
by

4 Completed 0 Reviews

This is THE most beautiful hike I've done in North Carolina! The overlook called rattlesnake-rock shows a humungoes view of many ridlelines on mt's directly across a valley. in the valley you can see many buildings. I recommend hiking a little was past rattlesnake-rock and taking the connection to the west ridge trail. taking this connection makes it a 5.5 mile hike but its worth it. The west ridge trail has very good scenery through most of the hike. I hiked this in April and the amount that you can see is amazing for a summer hike!

Person_placeholder

High Shoals Falls Loop Trail
by

4 Completed 0 Reviews

this is a very beautiful hike! the first part up to the waterfall has a beautiful creek with huge rocks to climb and is very scenic. At the top, the waterfall is about 60 ft tall and beautiful. The hike back on the otherside is not as scenic, but is very secluded and peaceful. hikinh the whole is worth it. The loop is only 2.6 miles by the way

Picture?width=50&height=50

Davidson River Recreation Area Trail
by

1 Completed 0 Reviews

It was beautiful!

Picture?width=50&height=50

Bakers Mountain Loop Hike
by

1 Completed 0 Reviews

Loved this hike. Wasn't too hard and my dog loved it as well. Ranger is super nice.

Person_placeholder

Mingo Falls
by

3 Completed 0 Reviews

it's was great

Picture?width=50&height=50

Max Patch Trail
by

1 Completed 0 Reviews

Beautiful views from the summit.

Picture?width=50&height=50

Glen Burney Trail
by

4 Completed 0 Reviews

My buddy and I went on this hike thinking it would be much harder and longer, so it was surprising, but not a bad thing. It was nice to chill by the waterfalls. Plus it's right by downtown Blowing Rock so you can get icecream right after the hike if you think like we do

Picture?width=50&height=50

Road to Nowhere
by

4 Completed 0 Reviews

good hike but do not follow the point on the map. its nowhere close. Follow the signs leading out of town on Everett till it turns into Fontana Rd. follow that into the state park up to the baracades. there is a parking lot on the right and the tunnel is just past the baracade.

Picture?width=50&height=50

Goldmine Loop Tunnel Bypass Trail
by

4 Completed 0 Reviews

good trail on the road to nowhere.

Picture?width=50&height=50

Latta Plantation Trail
by

1 Completed 0 Reviews

It was a fun easy trail. Good for days when you don't have a lot of time to hike but just want to get out in nature for a bit.