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Looking Glass Rock Trail

Brevard, NC

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Looking Glass Rock Trail is a 6.4 mile trail located near Brevard, North Carolina and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Green Knob Trail
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19 Completed 5 Reviews

this was a great hike! I loved the creeks and pastures and view of Grandfather Mountain as well as the wild flowers and beautiful fern lined forests! My dogs couldn't have been happier and even finished with a swim in Sims pond at the end.

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Tower Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice trail. Took the tower trail up the side of the mountain with our dog- Britta.

Although a pleasant walk, it's a gravel road which was not very friendly to our dog's paws. She didn't like it very much. Because it was cloudy she didn't like the view from the top either.

The trip down was nice. And they have restrooms at the trailhead.

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Andrews Bald
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

One of the prettiest hikes I've ever been on! The bald is a great place to have a picnic lunch. Try to go on a day where there is not much fog.

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Fall Mountain Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Very nice trail. Not overly strenuous however up hill part of the way. Great for a dog as it's not very rocky.

Very well marked. However I think it is longer than 4.1 miles.

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High Shoals Falls Loop Trail
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

The stairs were a killer. Just when I thought there couldn't possibly be more...yup, there were. If you've got a pack with any weight to it, your heart is going to be pounding when you make it to the top. Beautiful views though.

The rest of the park? Meh, not so much.

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Grandfather Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Just hiked this trail. Probably the most strenuous but the most fun trail I have been on. The views are spectacular and what a workout. The best is to start from Profile trail on NC 105. All the way to the swinging bridge is about 5.5…one way. You know the game chutes and ladders well that is what it is like…climbing up and down ladders and using cables. You will definitely burn some calories. We took about 5 hours for the trip up but stopped often to take video and pictures plus eat lunch. We didn't want to run out of daylight so hoofed it down in three. A little rough on the knees on the way down. It definitely is not for the faint of heart. Recommended for a days adventure.

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High Shoals Waterfall/H.Q.Trail Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Excellent hike to the falls!! Great picnic area as well. Lots of steps but okay to take a slow pace if necessary.

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Boone Fork Group Site Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail was very rewarding. We hiked with our three boys, 10,7 and 3. The baby walked most of the way, but was carried in a pack for a bit to rest. It took us 5 hours, stopped for lunch on the boulders and swimming. It was fairly challenging, but extremely rewarding and the boys loved it!! We strongly recommend this trail for families, the kids will be fine. There are plenty of places to stop and rest and enjoy the streams. We did not think it deserved 2 black diamonds for difficulty.

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Lower China Creek
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44 Completed 4 Reviews

Agree with the guy below, the loop of this trail with Globe Rd is the way to go! Amazing trail and surprised at it's lack of usage. Nice swimming holes near the bottom.

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Fryingpan Mountain Trail
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8 Completed 6 Reviews

We hiked the service road portion of this at mile maker 409.5. I wish we knew there was a longer trail because the hike up the service road was pretty boring. The view from the fire tower was incredible and in my opinion a must do.

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