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Looking Glass Falls

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Address: Hwy 276, Pisgah Forest, NC
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Visible from the road

Excellent falls, right off the road. Just pull off and walk down. The water was beautiful. It wasn't a long drive from Brevard, NC. Very much worth the visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago
fiyah
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent falls, right off the road. Just pull off and walk down. The water was beautiful. It wasn't a long drive from Brevard, NC. Very much worth the visit.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Blue Ridge mountain water falls inspire us to remember who we are. These falls mirror and reveal true majesty. Kendall Hale

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Virginia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Looking Glass Falls twice in the last 2 months. It's a gorgeous waterfall and easy to get to. The kids enjoyed climbing on the rocks at the base of the waterfall and about half way down. Well worth a stop to see it!

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sought out Looking Glass for accessibility. We can walk, but cannot climb too many stairs or hike on unstable rocks. This waterfall was perfect for our needs. There were maybe 45 steps, but they were WIDE so we could go slow and others could pass around us. There were two landings so we could stop about every 15 steps... More 

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here on our way to dinner and took some photos. Where does all the water come from anyway? It's a stunning view and very tranquil. There was some trash on the hill that I was too fearful to get off the hillside and the trash cans were removed for some reason. Litterers are the scum... More 

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Charleston sc
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right off 276. Short Stairs to base of falls. Beautiful falls. Limited area at base to sit. Parking along side road.

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfall that is easily accessible from the road! You can drive right up and view. I would highly recommend!

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Mebane, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several signs along the way directing one to this location, and it has easy access just off the road. One walks down a long wooden stairway with steps and landings, to get to the Falls, Very beautiful! The only drawback would be for someone who is not physically able to walk the steep route back up, nor is... More 

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347 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great waterfall to enjoy if you have some mobility challenged people in your travel group...the falls are visible to everyone from both the road and the upper observation deck....the lower deck is nice but involves lots of stairs.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

MY family loves this trip. We was going to the sliding rock but they closed early because it was raining so as we was going back home we noticed a lot of people just pulled over on the side of the road so I asked them what was the fuss and I must say I was so happy I did... More 

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