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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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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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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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3 Completed 3 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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6 Completed 8 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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