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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

Conditions


Minor Issues 29 days ago
Muddy - It got muddy towards the top History

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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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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
Oct 19, 2018
Lee Yang
Sep 13, 2018
Eden Wadsworth
great trail and unbelievable view 5.4mi
Sep 9, 2018
Cayce H.
Though climb but the view was worth it 6mi
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

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  4.4 from 19 votes

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