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Best Trails in Tuckasegee

Looking Glass Rock Trail

Brevard, NC

Looking Glass Rock Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Brevard, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Recent Reviews


Richland Balsam Nature Loop Trail

1 Completed 1 Reviews

The paved section quickly becomes gravel which only lasts a few hundred yards. From there it becomes single file to the summit. Posts along the way point out features described in a trail guide, but none were available.


Richland Balsam Nature Loop Trail

8 Completed 4 Reviews

If you're looking for spectacular views, this is not the trail. However, it is a great little loop trail through the wooded area at the top of Richland Balsam, the highest peak/point on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take a few minutes to pause at the top and sit on the large rock at the USGS survey marker for the mountain. (Great place to eat lunch. :-)