– Lat/Long: 35.30° N 82.79° W

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Looking Glass Rock mountain guide

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Looking Glass Rock

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As The Light Fades, Looking Glass Rock photo

Looking Glass Rock

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Looking Glass Rock

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  • Elevation: 1210 m
  • Difficulty: Walk up
  • Best months to climb: March, April, May, June, September, October, November
  • Convenient center: Pisgah Forrest, NC

Looking Glass Rock Climbing Notes

Steve Henson from UNITED STATES writes:

The 3.1 mile hike is a very difficult all uphill climb to the summit of the rock, except for a very short hike down to the rock face.

My son and I hiked to the summit in January(2013), when the temperature was approximately 19 degrees. We completed the 6.2 mile round trip hike in a little over 3 hours.

My Suggestions to prepare for this hike are: Wear comfortable hiking shoes, take bottled water, and snacks can help boost your energy level. A walking stick is also helpful to maintain balance. My Verizion wireless cellphone had a signal the whole way.(Could have been a lifesaver in case of an emergency.) This hike was one of the best I have every took. The view at the summit is Awesome.


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1. Black Balsam Knob (1894 m) 7.9 km
2. Devil's Courthouse (1743 m) 9.3 km
3. Shining Rrock (1811 m) 9.5 km
4. Shining Rock (1841 m) 9.5 km
5. Tanasee Bald (1695 m) 11.4 km
6. Cold Mountain (North Carolina) (1838 m) 13.0 km
7. Mount Pisgah (North Carolina) (1744 m) 14.0 km
8. Chestnut Mountain (Transylvania County, North Carolina) (918 m) 16.9 km
9. Richland Balsam (1954 m) 19.2 km
10. Sassafras Mountain (1085 m) 26.6 km