Hike Looking Glass Rock

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One of the best vantage points of the vast Pisgah National Forest is from the top of Looking Glass Rock, a massive granite pluton located in the heart of Pisgah. Looking Glass Rock is renowned for its world-class rock climbing and offers fantastic climbing on the 500-foot-tall rock faces that feature unique “eyebrow” holds that are scattered across the otherwise mostly blank granite rock face. For hikers, Looking Glass Rock offers a great opportunity to see some of the area’s beautiful hardwood forests as they make their way up the 3.2-mile-long trail to the summit where the exposed granite offers great views of nearby John’s Rock and Cedar Rock, as well as the Davidson River Valley. The hike is moderate and features a number of switchbacks as the trail climbs toward the summit. The 6.4 mile round trip can be completed nearly year round, although extreme caution should be used near the summit as there are no guard rails separating the summit from the 500-foot cliff below.

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