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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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Mouse Creek Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

These directions and map pin are wrong you want to take I-40 from Nc to the first exit in TN (Waterville rd) take left go by power plant and follow signs to GSMNP go past ranger station to parking area great hike for children

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Mouse Creek Falls
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Do not follow the driving directions! It leads to a random farmhouse in a no trespassing area!

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Midnight hole - Big Creek GSMNP
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

This is a great hike anytime of the year. The trail is an old railroad bed and has a gradual incline. It runs next to Big Creek, so you will hear water most of the time.

The are numerous cascades besides the Midnight Hole (a great swimming spot) and Mouse Creek Falls. About a quarter mile past the Mouse Creek Falls is a wide bridge that goes over Big Creek. There is a nice flat area near this bridge that is a great area to have lunch or a snack.

This trail gets very busy in the summer.

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Boogerman
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Really enjoyed the hike. Couple of the crossing were washed out so we had to bare foot it across. I can tell you the water is cold :) Saw 5 bear cubs climbing down a tree. Great day in the woods.

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Mouse Creek Falls
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

This is my favorite hike thus far! What beautiful scenery all along the way. The trail is wide, clean, & very well maintained. It travels along the side of a mountain stream. There are plenty of butterflies, massive rocks to climb and the foliage is lush. This trail is assessable to horses, so there is some dung on the trail. There is limited parking at the foot of the trail that will accommodate approx. 40 vehicles. By the time we got back to our vehicle (1pm on a Saturday) it was full. There are also restrooms, picnic and handicap-accessible trail off the front of the parking lot that has a beautiful mountain water view. The trail up to Mouse Creek Falls is 2 miles and has a gentle incline. That makes this hike ideal for hikers of all ages and ability. We took our time, left the trail several times to look at the water, take pictures, and chat with fellow hikers. It took us about 4 hours to do the 4 mile hike out and back.

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Mount Sterling
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

Very nice hike. Great trees for hammockers. I highly recommend the view from the firetower at night.

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Lake Junaluska Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Definitely not a hike. But this loop took us back in time to a simpler time and reminded my husband and I of what resorts (like from Dirty Dancing) would have been like.

This was a nice family walk with great scenery. Paired with my field trip app, this was a great family afternoon.

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Midnight hole - Big Creek GSMNP
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

An absolutely beautiful swimming hole! Our whitewater rafting guide let us in on this hidden treasure of the smokies and we couldn't be happier that she did!

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Cataloochee Divide Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Moderate to strenuous trail with overgrowth of weeds and trees in some areas. Beautiful hike through forest with hills and valleys. As with all mountain hikes, come prepared with insect spray, water and insect bite antiseptic.

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Midnight hole - Big Creek GSMNP
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved this hike very easy!

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