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Looking Glass Rock Trail

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Length


2.7 Miles 4.3 Kilometers


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

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All Clear 38 days ago
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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

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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Mar 16, 2019
David Herbst
Feb 16, 2019
SUMANTH R
good place for a trail run. very good trail and awesome view at the summit. 6mi
Feb 16, 2019
Nandeesh Kadengodlu
Jan 30, 2019
Niurka Alley
Did this on 12/11/18. Very steep downhill for my knees.
Jan 9, 2019
Niurka Alley
Dave and Keelo. T mid 40’s. Beautiful. My knees suffered going down.
Dec 30, 2018
Corey Scheip
6.1mi — 2h 34m
Nov 11, 2018
Erika Hdez
8.5mi
Nov 9, 2018
Andy Yeh
good hike. trail got a bit sloppy as i neared the top. great home panoramic view to the left of the trail when you reach the top 2.7mi

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  4.5 from 22 votes

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