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North Carolina whitewater, Looking Glass Creek

Transylvania county, Along Highway 278 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V+)     5 miles
  The natural beauty of Transylvania County and the water flowing gracefully down Looking Glass Creek have people coming here. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The put-in location is a short drive from Brevard, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. On
    this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the
great campgrounds nearby. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is an added bonus. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch of Looking Glass Creek  
in Transylvania County is 5 miles long and is a class III-IV(V+) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Black Mountain Trail, and there are plenty of folks from Brevard here at Looking Glass Creek. You'll beyond doubt wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the amusing things in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nearby Bennett Gap is a wonderful place to go if you're at Looking Glass Creek, and Looking Glass Falls is an inspiring site to visit while you're here. This river is so wonderful. Hiking along the Buck Spring Trail is good fun, and don't leave Looking Glass Creek without first paying a visit to Slick Rock Falls.

Looking Glass Creek, Along Highway 278 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Looking Glass Creek.
 Whitewater Near Looking Glass Creek:
Looking Glass Creek, Transylvania County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 5 miles long (Along Highway 278)
Davidson River, Transylvania County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (FS Road 475 to Sycamore Flats)
Pigeon River - Big East Fork, Haywood County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (3800 foot countour line to US Route 276 Bridge)
Davidson River, Transylvania County, 4 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forest Service Road 475-A to Looking Glass Creek)
Pigeon River - East Fork, Haywood County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.7 miles long (Route 1887 Bridge to North Carolina Route 110 Bridge)
Pigeon River - Big East Fork, -blank- County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 276)
French Broad River - North Fork, Transylvania County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 7.2 miles long (Route 1326 Bridge to US Route 64 Bridge)
Courthouse Creek, Transylvania County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Trailhead to National Forest French Broad)
Pigeon River - West Fork, Haywood County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Along Highway 215)
French Broad River - West Fork, Transylvania County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.4 miles long (SR 1309 Bridge to US 64 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Looking Glass Creek:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 26 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 41 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 44 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 58 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 79 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 79 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 80 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 91 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Looking Glass Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BREVARD, Brevard , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Brevard NC, Brevard , 6 miles away
Mountain Springs Cabins, Candler , 11 miles away
Days Inn Asheville West, Candler , 13 miles away
Rock Laurel Bed And Breakfast, Candler , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Looking Glass Creek:
Cove Creek Campground, Transylvania County, 3 miles away
White Pine Group, Brevard, 3 miles away
Davidson River, Pisgah Forest, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Looking Glass Creek:
Black Mountain Trail, Transylvania , 3 miles away
Buck Spring Trail, Transylvania , 4 miles away
Thompson Ridge Trail, Transylvania , 5 miles away
Pilot Rock Trail, Transylvania , 6 miles away
Art Loeb Trail, Transylvania , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Looking Glass Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 22 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 55 miles away
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina , 16 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 17 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Looking Glass Creek:
Connestee Falls Golf Club, Brevard , 5 miles away
Mountain Range Golf Center, Brevard , 6 miles away
Glen Cannon Country Club, Brevard , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Looking Glass Creek
Lake Powhatan, Buncombe , 14 miles away
Summit Camp Lake, Transylvania , 15 miles away
Enka Lake, Buncombe , 15 miles away

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