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Looking Glass Falls

Hwy 276, Pisgah Forest, NC
+1 828-257-4200
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Into the mist

This is the easiest access Waterfall that I know of. You park beside the road and walk down and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marty H
Thomasville, North Carolina
Absolutely incredible

This waterfall is amazing. It is so accessible and it is a great place to take little ones. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GinaMarie M
Fleming Island, Florida
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Hwy 276, Pisgah Forest, NC
+1 828-257-4200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the easiest access Waterfall that I know of. You park beside the road and walk down and swim in the falls. I made base camp at Davidson River Campground and also visited Gorges State Park (30min), Dupont State Forrest (25 min) and Green...More

3  Thank Marty H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This waterfall is amazing. It is so accessible and it is a great place to take little ones. We spent a solid 3 hours here with our 7 and 4 year old, just playing inn the water. Crowded, but so peaceful.

Thank GinaMarie M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good for swimming or just sightseeing. We were able to find a parking spot right out front so we only had to take the stairs down to get to it. Lots of people having fun down there and even diving. Don't take your swimming suit...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice cold water to cool off on a hot day! Waterfall itself is very beautiful and surrounded by mountain. Should be able to find a parking spot easily because people are coming and going pretty fast. Admission is free. Possible to climb a little to...More

1  Thank Steven L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This area is popular & crowded but we went on a weekday morning and had it to ourselves. You can see it from your car or walk down a set of stairs for views at the bottom. My husband has difficulty with stairs, so it...More

Thank Zan W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great waterfall. I love how you could take steps down to get closer to the Falls. Then your able to walk out on the rocks. If you love photography, make sure to have your camera. Plenty of opportunities to get some beautiful...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed the falls on our way out of sliding rock and the kids had a blast swimming under the falls and climbing a bit around the area! Be careful, as it can be slippery once you get to the rocks at the bottom of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the "Best of the Mountains" scenic loop recommended by RomanticAsheville.com and this section of road was mobbed with waterfall sightseers and especially with people wanting to say they slid down Sliding Rock. The road was downright dangerous with people parking on every inch...More

1  Thank ispeakforthewetlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to access the falls. We wore water shoes and swim suits because the splash/mist from the falls can get you wet and there are lots of rocks at the base. Beautiful spot for pictures and well worth the drive from Asheville.

Thank meganbtodd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waterfall was right by the road. There was no hiking necessary to see this beauty. The water was clear and cold. It was a beautiful place to cool off for a while. I would definitely recommend that you pencil this in to your next...More

Thank lobo1398
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Susan F
1 June 2017|
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Response from Philip T | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend going at night. I think it's closed after a certain time. You could always find a nice stream or river off of a trail near the falls. As for the time of day, I'm not sure
Marisa W
22 May 2017|
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Response from rk821 | Reviewed this property |
Actually several picnic areas close by with picnic tables, but lots of folks just head down to the river at the falls and eat there, but here are NO tables there. It can be a zoo down there if it is a busy (e.g., Memorial... More
7 September 2016|
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