There are so many waterfalls and outdoor hikes in North Carolina, it can be hard to scope out the very best ones. Whether you are an avid outdoors person or like to find cool views and falls without the work of a hike, this state literally has it all. This massive waterfall in North Carolina is just a short walk for all those who aren't looking for a strenuous adventure.
Looking Glass Falls is located near Brevard, North Carolina. This spot gives you two options on how you can view it, depending on the time and energy that you have, which are the best kind of destinations.
You can literally drive right up to the falls and view it from the top to the bottom, or you can take the short walk to the bottom of the falls where there is a clear pool and many boulders to sit and relax on.
This waterfall gets its name from Looking Glass Rock. During the winter, water freezes on the rock, and at this specific destination, and it makes it icy and looks like glass, according to RomanticAsheville.
The hike down to the waterfall is under half a mile, ROUND TRIP. You literally will walk down a few stairs, and boom, you're there. The waterfall is a massive 60 feet tall and you can really get up close and personal with this one.
On the other side of things, you have the option to not even walk down to the bottom of the falls. There is an area up by the top of the falls where you can park and get out to observe. There are a few benches and seats so you can really relax while you see and listen to the waterfall.
During the colder months, the waterfall and pool will most likely freeze, so you have to be careful where you're stepping if you visit during that time!
Looking Glass Falls
Address: US-276, Brevard, NC 28712
Why You Need To Go: This super short walk will lead you down to the bottom of a massive 60-foot waterfall.