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Looking Glass Rock Trail

 4.3 (15)

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 99 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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Aug 17, 2018
Rayne Britt
5.4mi
Jul 10, 2018
Kristen Weigle
Nice uphill trail well shaded
Jul 7, 2018
Flynn Carney
Jul 7, 2018
Christine Charron
5.8mi
Jul 2, 2018
Bo Adams
Jun 3, 2018
Jonathan Dye
Driq
Mar 11, 2018
Megan Crayton
5.4mi
Feb 23, 2018
Jacob Hansen

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  4.3 from 15 votes

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