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Looking Glass Rock Trail (Brevard)

Looking Glass Rock Trail (Brevard): Looking Glass Rock’s stone face is one of the more recognizable landmarks from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The shear face is a popular climbing spot while the trail to the summit rewards hikers with stunning views. This moderately difficult hike climbs 1700 feet in 3 miles and is well marked with yellow blazes. As with all summit hikes, be careful when you reach the top as this mountain peak features a large granite slab that slowly gets more steep and is deceptively dangerous. The 500-foot-tall granite monolith dome makes for great views so pack a lunch and soak in the views after the hike.

📸 Featured photo: Dave Allen via Shutterstock

Looking Glass Rock Trail

Looking Glass Rock located in Pisgah National Forest in Transylvania County, North Carolina, as viewed from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo by Dwight Meyer


Directions from Brevard: At the intersection of Hwy 276 in Pisgah Forest, make a left turn into Pisgah National Forest and follow Hwy 276 for 5.3 miles and turn left at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education sign. Head a half mile to the parking area on your right.


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