Glassy Mountain Trail

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Glassy Mountain Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pickens, South Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles
374 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


Moderate grade, excellent views to Table Rock & Caesars Head. 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.

11 days ago

really good app

trail running
1 month ago

I started about halfway up the mountain like some of the other reviews talk about. I posted a picture of the sign to look for. So glad to have done it! It was beautiful! It takes you around the mountain with peaking views all of the way. Highly suggest taking the longer way if your looking for a little more of a trip to that gorgeous lookout. There isn't really any parking. I just had to pull on the side of the road.

1 month ago

Beautiful views....warming: about half way through the trail, we heard wild hogs in the near distance. Needless to say we turned around quickly.

3 months ago

Didn’t get to walk due to no where to park.

4 months ago

This trail was very quick and lovely at the same time. Trail is narrow in be careful...views along the way towards the look out at Glassy Mtn. but once you get there you just want to sit down and inhale the beautiful view.

4 months ago

quick and easy trail, nice views. a bit narrow. unmarked but very neat down and easy to follow. trail starts at the small sign on right side of road, just past where the church road comes off of glassy mtn road. breaks into 2 about a mile in: left leads to the towers, right continues on. if you continue right it breaks into 3: left leads to towers, middle and right are a short loop around to a beautiful look out.

4 months ago

Pro tip: the beginning of the trail is not at the top of the road there’s a sign about ½ way up the road on the right saying foot traffic only from this point. That’s the beginning.

Nice easy hike with a nice view overlooking Pickens. Pretty quick hike as well. Trail is not marked by any signs so just stay on the worn path.

4 months ago

No signs posted as shown in one of the pictures. Found a t-shirt, pair of dirty panties and trash on an unmarked trail. Followed the trail for a 1/4 mile and turned back. It only led deeper into the woods. Finding a view seemed unlikely. Watch for large potholes in the road at the top around the towers.

5 months ago

Never found lower loop of trail. Beautiful view from top though

6 months ago

Beautiful hike for a summer morning. Spiderwort and coreopsis were busting out blooms along the entire trail, and I saw multiple types of butterflies doing their thing. Beware spiderwebs - I always carry a stick to whack the webs in front of me. But even the spiders were beautiful. Among the highlights were the view (obviously) and a staring contest I had with a female deer along the trail.

7 months ago

Seems sketchy at first because there's really no where to park, but if you start at the sign and be sure to hit every lookout on the narrow trail it's worth it! The views are pretty awesome!

7 months ago

Trail head is not very well marked and the trail is very narrow at times but the view is breathtaking.

8 months ago

Easy trail to hike with a constant beautiful view alongside you as you hike. The clearing was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

9 months ago

Not much of a hike but the views are spectacular!!

Monday, February 06, 2017

Good short hike great views.

Thursday, December 01, 2016


Saturday, November 05, 2016


Friday, October 28, 2016

easy hike great views

Monday, October 10, 2016

It was a great hike with my wife and two small children. It was very scenic and the fall weather made for comfortable conditions.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Took a group of senior citizens bc the difficulty level was said to be easy/moderate. The trail had a lot of steep switchbacks down to the beautiful view but it was just very difficult for these independent seniors. Grant it, the view was beautiful, but there was quite a few of us who got tons of chigger bites afterwards.

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