The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Destination Hike: John Rock Loop

 

January 16, 2017

The view of Looking Glass Rock is probably the best one in the forest. On a clear day rock climbers can be seen making the summit.In the winter, sheets of ice sometimes form, giving the rock its namesake. (Photos courtesy of Althea Dunn)

Our weekly destination hike is John Rock loop in Pisgah National Forest. The John Rock loop might be one of the better-known hikes in the forest, but that doesn't make it any less appealing. The hike can be done as a five-mile loop or a 3-mile "out and back," depending on ability.

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