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Looking Glass Rock Trail

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Length

2.7 Miles 4.3 Kilometers

69%

Runnable

Elevation

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

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All Clear 36 days ago

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A powerful trail to the summit of Looking Glass.

Russell Hobart

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildlife [Add/Remove]

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

Description [Suggest Changes]

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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  4.3 from 13 votes

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#102

in North Carolina

#3,558

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