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blueBlack Looking Glass Rock Trail

Trail

2.7 mile 4.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,595' 486 m
Descent: -21' -6 m
High: 3,917' 1,194 m
Low: 2,322' 708 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

A powerful trail to the summit of Looking Glass.

Russell Hobart

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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Jun 23, 2019
Melinda Champion
temp was not hot just very humid. beautiful views
May 26, 2019
Brian Keith
Not hard, yet not easy. The elevation gain is deceiving. 5.9mi — 2h 52m
Apr 15, 2019
Aaron Bevacqua
5.9mi — 3h 00m
Apr 12, 2019
Benjamin S
Mar 30, 2019
Andrea Mayne
Mar 27, 2019
TJ Wilson
5.6mi
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

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