The Waterfalls of Transylvania County

Avery Creek Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Cathedral Falls
Catheys Creek Falls
Cedar Rock Falls
Chestnut Falls
Courthouse Falls
Cove Creek Falls
Drift Falls
Eastatoe Falls
French Broad Falls
Glen Cannon Falls
Grassy Creek Falls
Grogan Creek Falls
Hidden Falls
High Falls (Dupont)
High Falls (Toxaway)
Hooker Falls
Key Falls
Laughing Falls
Log Hollow Branch Falls
Looking Glass Falls
Merry Falls
Moore Cove Falls
North Log Hollow Falls
Rainbow Falls
Shoal Creek Falls
Slick Rock Falls
Slippery Witch Falls
South Log Hollow Falls
Stairway Falls
Triple Falls
Turtleback Falls
Twin Falls
Upper Bearwallow Falls
White Owl Falls
Whitewater Falls

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Height: 60 Feet
Latitude: N 35° 17.778
Distance: Roadside
Longitude: W 82 ° 46.068

Looking Glass Falls

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Looking Glass Falls is the signature fall for Transylvania County, North Carolina. At 60 feet, it is one of the most spectacular falls in the area. Its easy access has drawn visitors from all walks of life. It is located 5 ˝ miles north of Brevard, NC on Highway 276.

This delightful fall has a set of cement steps leading to a view from the bottom of the falls, however, the falls can be viewed from a deck built beside the parking area at the top. Both views have their own unique perspective.

Looking Glass Falls got its name from nearby Looking Glass Rock. Sometimes during the winter, water freezes on the sides of this granite monolith and reflects sunlight is such a way as to look like a “looking glass”.

Directions to the falls:
  1. From Brevard, take US 276 toward Waynesville, NC.
  2. Drive 5.5 miles north on US 276.
  3. The parking area will be on the right.