Looking Glass Rock

based on 8 tracks & routes #330 hike out of 616 in
4.0 mi
1 hrs 51 min
1,201 ft
Elev Gain


This is a easy out and back trail in Pisgah National Forest.

This trail goes by Looking Glass Rock.

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    1 year, 11 months ago
    This is not an EASY hike. This is labeled wrong. I hiked this trail a few years back and it was very difficult for me. I’m a little short and had to climb spot with my hands. The trail is very washed out leaving large rocks and roots to navigate. Very rough terrain in a lot of spots and the elevation gain is challenging. 1,700 feet in less than 4 miles is intense if you aren’t use to high elevation. With all that said; it was beautiful and fun. I started the hike in the wee hours of the morning so I had it almost to myself. I stopped and took many pictures, had a little lunch and then trail ran back down most of the way. I would highly recommend. Just don’t be fooled by that “easy” label.
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    5 years, 1 month ago
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Public Tracks

Frank Erk 4 years, 7 months ago
Loking Glass Rock banquet hike 11/4/19
High Country Hiker's banquet hike - fall quarter OLLI session. Cooler than normal temps, but great trail conditions, and food/wine.
buckdignan 1 year, 4 months ago
Looking Glass Rock Trail
Slick ice on the rock.
leggettderek88 4 years, 8 months ago