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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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Looking Glass Rock Trail
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

I did this as a 14 year-old at camp. Not too hard but pretty amazing hike!

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Daniel Ridge
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15 Completed 8 Reviews

Took unmarked trail from Cove Creek Falls trail to Daniel Ridge trail, much was overgrown. Nice waterfall.

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Daniel Ridge
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13 Completed 2 Reviews

Easy to moderate loop. Going clockwise from the start, the first 2 miles is along a creek with many side paths for stopping and playing in the water. The climb is moderately steep. The path was well maintained. The middle of the trail is somewhat boring but the 100 foot waterfall at the end is magnificent. Seems like it would be a great trail for a moderate mountain biking adventure.

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Pink Beds Trail
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

This is one of my favorite trails. Lot's of variety and points of interest on this trail. It makes for a nice day hike. The newly elevated wooden walkways over the wet areas make a huge difference. I definitely recommend this hike to any visitors or new residents to the area.

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Looking Glass Rock Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great Trail! tough climb but worth it for the view! Took 3 isn hours start to finish

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Looking Glass Rock Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

One of my favorite hikes in the area. I have completed 4 or 5 times, most recently I trail ran the hike! Not something I would specifically recommend because it was very hard on my knees downhill, but it was a great experience. The trail I would recommend to anyone who has a couple hours- the view is so spectacular I remember getting a little vertigo my first time out on the rock. Gorgeous and incredible hike- if you have an Eno, bring it!! Lots of fun places to hang a hammock at the summit.

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Looking Glass Rock Trail
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36 Completed 4 Reviews

Lots of good reviews already. The trail layout is well thought out and fairly easy. The real challenge comes from the elevation gain. The view is well worth the climb.

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Looking Glass Rock Trail
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13 Completed 2 Reviews

Absolutely fantastic. It isn't too difficult for a leisurely family hike and has spectacular views. For anyone looking for a similar hike try John Rock at the Fish Hatchery. You can see Looking Glass from there easily.

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Looking Glass Rock Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Well maintained trail and a moderate to strenuous hike with nice views. Stopped about 3/4 of the way up and realized it wasn't the top but there were fewer people there enjoying the views. A good workout.

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Looking Glass Rock Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Wonderful 3 hours. Continuous climb wears you out, but the reward at the top is worth it all. Wide and well marked trail.

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