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In Search of God's Gifts

This waterfall is amazing. The ability to walk down near the spill area is awesome. No one got too... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Naples, Florida
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A rewarding hike at an iconic location

Looking Glass Rock is an iconic location that many only see from the Blue Ridge Parkway overlook... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Vero Beach, Florida
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A geological formation that is made of pure quartz and has been a sacred site of the native Cherokee Nation.
Pisgah Forest, NC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This waterfall is amazing. The ability to walk down near the spill area is awesome. No one got too close, but most took a chance to test the water. It was simply incredible to see the rock formation and waterfall. The park is beautiful.

Thank KMY34109
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Looking Glass Rock is an iconic location that many only see from the Blue Ridge Parkway overlook. Do yourself a favor and make the hike from the other side, look back at the Blue Ridge Parkway, and give the onlookers a wave :) This hike...More

1  Thank bradleyland
Reviewed 19 August 2018

An easy to see breathtaking waterfall that can be viewed from an upper deck or you can walk down to the base of the waterfall and wade in the stream.

Thank Katy P
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great lightly strenuous walk to Looks my Glass Rock. Youngest walker (10) oldest (60+) yet it took just under 1.5 hours up and less than 1 hour back from the look out point. Everyone enjoyed the look out view which is a beautiful...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This trail was marked as moderate on several websites. IT IS NOT! You go up for 3 miles... very challenging. The heavy rain did not help, but even without the rain, I would have a hard time on this trail. I am almost fifty and...More

4  Thank travelwithfun77
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is a rather strenuous hike to the top, but so worth the views. Standing on the rock at the top is a bit disconcerting, as you feel like you might fall over the side. But easy steps and caution make it a wonderful adventure.

Thank tawny1956
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We hiked this trail the morning after significant rainfall... knowing that it was going to be muddy. It wasn't too challenging until we got to about the last 1.0-0.5 mile up the mountain. It was very slippery on the rocks towards the peak of the...More

1  Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

It’s been quite a few years since I did this hike. I found it to not be as bad as what I remembered. It’s moderate. I recommend pacing yourself as it’s all uphill except for the short decent down to looking glass rock. Go early...More

2  Thank Mioutdoorgal
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Not to confused with looking glass falls, this was a great 6mi roundtrip moderate hike with a jaw dropping view of blue ridge but keep ahold of your loved ones folks, that subtle curved drop off at the top is no joke. The path starting...More

3  Thank Climber468835
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I didn't realize how strenuous this hike was going to be. Bring water. 3 hours and 6 miles later - I was happy we completed. But I had to push myself. Lucky I was with two very athletic people that pushed me.

Thank John N
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