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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
by Tim Tucker

13 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful area to hike

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estatoe
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21 Completed 7 Reviews

What a neat fall. It was literally in someone's backyard.

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Pink Beds Trail
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58 Completed 5 Reviews

Great easy trail, lots of cool nature to enjoy as well.

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Art Loeb Trail
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24 Completed 8 Reviews

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Looking Glass Rock Trail
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24 Completed 8 Reviews

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Looking Glass Rock Trail
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58 Completed 5 Reviews

A good hike with good views.

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Cat Gap Loop
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

I hiked this trail with my 9-year-old son on the last day of winter, 2015. It was 43 degrees and rainy, which put a bit of a damper on our experience, but it did keep the crowds away. We had the place almost entirely to ourselves. This hike is similar to Table Rock Trail in SC, but it's a bit shorter and easier. On the other hand, there are fewer different vantage points at the top than on Table Rock, so I was slightly let down by this. We were also put off by the fact that this trail is loaded with exposed roots everywhere, and our knees and ankles suffered for this.

The "John Rock" portion of the trail comes midway into the hike and is quite steep in places. It's also the best part, so don't give up! I told my son several times that parts of this trail looked like scenes from a movie, especially in the fog and mist.

The rock face is steep in places and slippery when wet. One of the park rangers told me that people and dogs have been known to fall off, so definitely do be careful. There are at least three separate, short trails to the rock face itself. The ones to the west (or right, as you are looking into the valley) are safer and offer better views. A worthy hike, all in all.

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Looking Glass Rock Trail
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35 Completed 5 Reviews

My family hiked to the top for an amazing view! Beautiful spot for a picnic. It took us 2 hours to go up and 1 1/2 hours to come back down.

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Coontree Gap
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25 Completed 3 Reviews

This was always my quick get away hike-it was a good cardio but close to town There are too many people in the summer but in the off season it was perfect for a busy mom. Saw my first bear on this hike.

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Canebrake Trail - Gorges State Park
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37 Completed 31 Reviews

This one is off of Frozen Creek Road. The first two miles aren't that scenic or pleasant; there's a lot of big gravel stones to walk over on the logging road. As you keep going downhill, it gets more interesting and woodsy. The reward is getting down to the lake. It took me an hour and forty to go down, but it took 2 hours and 30 minutes to get back up. I was tired by the time I reached the lake and it was slow going going back up.

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