Explore Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass Falls

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Steve Yocom

Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Swimming Hole

Looking Glass Falls is a quick stop off of Highway 276. This 60 foot waterfall offers a wading pool at the base, which is a great spot to cool off in the warmer months.

This is one of the most popular and scenic waterfalls in the area. If you've come to visit it on a warmer day, remember to pack your bathing suit. This magnificent 60 foot waterfall has a pool at it's base that you can wade, swim, and cool off in. Remember to be careful as the rocks under the falls are slick, so be careful if you enter the pool.

From the parking area, you can head down the stairs and cross the railing for different perspectives of the falls. For info on getting the best photos of the falls, check out this adventure.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $194/night

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Worth an off-season visit

It's a super impressive waterfall. A lot of people say it's crowded but I've only visited in the offseason. Both times there was only a handful of people there. It's not a hike, and I wish it was, but it's still a cool little stop when exploring around Asheville and the BRP.

Looking Glass Falls

Easy walk down to the falls. The falls are beautiful and stunning in the winter when there is ice .

Beautiful Falls.

Not really a hike. You just hop out of your car and walk down some steps. The Falls are pretty but very crowded

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Steve Yocom

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike Looking Glass Rock

Adventure

Hike to Moore Cove Falls

Adventure

Cool Off at Sliding Rock Falls

Adventure

Hike to John Rock

More Nearby Adventures

Tours

More Tours

Related Stories

destinations

WATCH: A Way of Life Under Attack - 'Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee'

All over this country, indigenous people are literally just fighting for their identity.

gear

Patagonia's First Ever Product Collaboration: Danner & Patagonia Wading Boots

Debuted at Summer Outdoor Retailer 2018, Patagonia's newest fly fishing products are now available.

activities

The World's Gnarliest Bike Race: 1000+ Miles on the Silk Road

"How tough it will be cannot be understated, but as Mike Hall once said, 'Nothing that’s worth an...

photography

How Landscape Photographers Can Improve at Leave No Trace

We often talk about “leaving no trace” in the outdoors. You don't take anything from the wilderne...

More Stories