Location: Western North Carolina
Trip Starts: USFS 475
Trip Ends: USFS 475
Total Distance: 3.1 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Trails Used: Looking Glass Rock Trail
Trail Traffic: Heavy
Trip Type: Day or Overnight Hike
More Information:

North Carolina National Forests
Supervisor’s Office
160 Zillicoa St. Suite A
Asheville, NC 28801


The Forest Service describes the Pisgah National Forest as “a mecca for vacationers, naturalists and adventurers.” Looking Glass Rock is located in this area and is a favorite destination of many hikers and backpackers. The rock is actually a monolithic piece of exposed granite that rises from the valley floor at 2310 feet to the summit at 3969 feet. The name reflects the appearance of the mountain when water freezes on the exposed granite surface and reflects the sun like a mirror.

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