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Glassy Mountain

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moderate grade, excellent views to Table Rock & Caesars Head
Near:Pickens, SC
Distance:2 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:188 ft
Hike Time:1 hours
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Out and Back

Summary: This hike was a great little surprise. The trail is great for all ages and the views are excellent from the granite outlook. You can park at the trailhead or drive all the way to the top and walk down the trail to the lookout. Take the longer route, the trail is worth it. As usual I am not going to give it all away. I encourage you to explore for yourself just watch for the cliffs. See you on the trail
Trailhead: From Greenville Head west on Hwy 183 through Berea towards Pickens. Cross Hwy 153 in Pickens coounty and proceed about five miles towards Pickens and look for South Glassy Mountain Road on the right. Turn here and proceed up the mountain until you come to the trailhead just past Glassy Mountain Church Rd. on the right. (Lat:34.89762 Lon:-82.66061)
Trail Guides for Glassy Mountain:
Hiking South Carolina
by Allen De Hart (Globe Pequot)

Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: DNR Heritage Trust Program P.O. Box 167 Columbia SC 29202, 803-734-3839
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Shaun Mitchell, who has posted  17 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews  Submit your own review
Reviewed by eh on 8/1/2015
I only had a few hours for a hike in the early summer and this one was really lovely. I got a little turned around finding the trail head, but the hike is in a really beautiful area, so the extra drive was great. The trail definitely feels local compared to the well-marked and groomed State Parks near by, but there are beautiful views and this is well worth it.

Reviewed by Chip on 11/21/2007
If you are from Greenville or Easley area and only have a couple hours for a hike this is a very nice place to start. I can't believe I had never seen or heard of this place till now. Thanks to this website.

Reviewed by Viewer on 5/25/2007
The main thing I dislike about Glassy is another Mountain in Greenville County is confused with it.The Greenville County Mountain has been ruined,ecologically destroyed by developers. As for as this Mountain is concerned: it is a monodock in a series of Monodocks which one can see from the top scattered over Pickens and Greenville Counties. Rednecks,uncouth folks have left beer bottles and trash around the place. Some folks seem to think it ok to deface the bald face of the mountain by spray painting it. This mountain has rare plants and other rare life. Steep Trail from top down; those not in good shape/health problems should nor do it only when in good shape before trying it. Not wheelchair or crutches accessible except peak parking.

Reviewed by UpstateHiker on 3/26/2007
I live in this area and I always love this spot to view the area and it is a WONDERFUL place for a picnic...just make sure you have able people carrying the supplies. One thing I do hate about Glassy is all the tagging done by the Pickens High graduating seniors and kids from makes tacky! Leave it how God made it is what I say!!

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