Looking Glass Rock Trail

At A Glance


3.1 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 3.1
Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Somewhat Rough
Blaze Color: Yellow
Trail Number: 114
Hikes That Use This Trail: Looking Glass Rock


A classic Pisgah trail. Travels first through small cove, then steeply up the back side of Looking Glass Rock through many switchbacks. Mixed cove hardwood, hardwood, and pine-oak forests. Some areas of rare Carolina hemlocks. Rock slabs. End of trail is at top of cliffs; use extreme caution (however rock at edge of forest is nearly level; watch out for moss & wet rock). Incredible views of Pisgah Ridge from Mt. Pisgah toward the Shining Rock/Black Balsam Mtn. Area & valleys below. Highly recommended.

This trail is located in the Davidson River area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Davidson River trails list page.

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