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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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Daniel Ridge
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11 Completed 9 Reviews

A very good workout trail. I went clockwise & glad i did, a little steep in places but to bad & some cool looking camp sites along the way. Pretty cool waterfall at the end!

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Cat Gap Loop
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11 Completed 9 Reviews

my fav. trail so far, an awesome forest & river. The view from john rock was wonderful & exciting. Not to hard of a climb and a good work out.

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Twin Falls
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11 Completed 9 Reviews

nice trail a little confusing but follow the orange blazes & the foot bridges & you wont have any problems. Parking at the horse stables takes you on the longest trail, drive up to pull off for the easier trail nice falls at the end.

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Looking Glass Rock Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Moderate to strenuous trail up to the highest elevations of Looking Glass Rock. Although the trail terminates at the northern edge, a friend and I found the best (and least hair-raising, lol) views to be from a blazed (yellow) spur trail which goes off to the left of the main trail as you ascend. It leads to a wide expanse of rock from which you have great views to the west. If using the track shown here on AllTrails as a reference, the spur trail departs from the main trail in the 2nd-to-last straight section.

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Looking Glass Rock Trail
by Thomas Pritchett

24 Completed 1 Reviews

Some demanding sections but overall moderate. Great panoramic view from the rocks.

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Pink Beds Trail
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

When I read that this was a relatively flat trail, I figured why not? It is a lovely, lovely trail and well marked, but with MANY roots. Wear stronger bottomed shoes. My boys (12 & 9) are in good shape and I think they were ready for the finish line at around mile 3. My husband and I were starting to fizzle out as well, but we aren't that conditioned. Maybe one day we will be able to tackle 4.5 miles with ease, but right now we will be looking for trails no longer than 3 miles. There were beautiful plants, the ferns were stunning, sturdy bridges, minimal foot traffic, and the weather was perfect that day. I would walk it again, but maybe after I get in better shape.

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Looking Glass Rock Trail
by Nicole Morris

7 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike! A bit difficult for beginners (me!) on the way up but the view is so worth it. Despite the pictures, there is no waterfall. It took us about 2 hrs to hike up but much less on the way down. Be sure to pack plenty of water since there is only one spring that offers fresh water. Great trail for dogs- we took both of ours and they loved it. The trail is mostly shaded as well, which is nice on those sunny days.

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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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