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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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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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Midnight hole - Big Creek GSMNP
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13 Completed 3 Reviews

This is a super easy hike that ends at Mouse Creek Falls ( I think), but hidden along the way is Midnight Hole!
By far the best swimming hole I've found in the smokies! Giant boulders (20+) feet high are on or side of the hole and form a waterfall.
For those who are daring enough, you an climb the boulders as jump into the water from the top! Just be careful to jump close to the falls as I'm not sure how deep the other areas are.
We spent several hours there, swam and had a picnic. Also met another family and had tons of fun!
The water is pretty chilly, even in early June when we went, but totally worthwhile!
Wear a bathing suit and brigade towel. We discovered midnight hole by chance and we swam in our clothes...swim suits and towels would've been better!

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