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Looking Glass Rock Trail

 4.4 (16)

2.7 Miles 4.3 Kilometers


69%

Runnable

1,595' 486 m

Ascent

-21' -6 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

3,917' 1,194 m

High

2,322' 708 m

Low

Shared By Russell Hobart

Conditions


Minor Issues 16 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud - Maybe one or 2 fallen trees but had no major issues History

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A powerful trail to the summit of Looking Glass.

Russell Hobart

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

A good, even trail that tends to get sloppy near the top.

Description

From the trailhead, you'll start out with an easy climb above Chestnut Creek. Big hardwood trees surround you through the broad switchbacks in an open valley. After a while, you start to quickly gain elevation with tighter switchbacks through more closed off rhododendron tunnels. Things begin to open up as you get higher, and eventually it feels like it levels off. Soon you to get hints of the precipices that are just out of sight until you summit. You are greeted by huge views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the exposed granite dome of Looking Glass.

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Aug 19, 2018
Jordan Braswell
My gps said it was 3.1 one miles from my car to the viewing area 6.2mi

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  4.4 from 16 votes

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