Like Looking Glass Rock, John Rock is a pluton. Located a half mile or so from Looking Glass, the hike to the top of John Rock is a little shorter than the one to Looking Glass. You start at a fish hatchery built by the Works Progress Administration. A five mile loop to John Rock via the Cat's Gap Trail, is detailed here. There are many great campsites along the way.
Looking Glass Rock as seen from the summit of John Rock.
As with many places in the Pisgah National Forest, the beavers have been very industrious.
Distance from downtown Greenville: 60 miles.
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