Glassy Mountain Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately 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.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 200 feet Route Type: Loop

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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.

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2 days ago

Not transited. Very narrow. Not kid friendly.

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blowdown
over grown
4 days ago

An ok trail for a Sunday afternoon stroll with the dog. Over grown with a few trees across the trail that have been there awhile. Some good views as well

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over grown
12 days ago

Nice quick trail with great views. Could definitely use more trail markers as so many people seem to have created their own paths. Good hike for beginners!

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1 month ago

If you park at the lower end of the road, and start the trail there as opposed to at the roundabout, the trail itself seems kinda disappointing and boring at first. But the overlook definitely makes it worth it and the last half of the trail is pretty cool.

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blowdown
over grown
1 month ago

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1 month ago

I parked on a pull off to the left of the trailhead. Has some nice little views of Greenville looking down to the right. Looks like there will be blackberries along the trail in June. Short and sweet.

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1 month ago

Short and super easy trail. Nothing too special view wise, but good if you’re looking for a quick trail one afternoon. Might be good to take a beginner here to introduce them to hiking.

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2 months ago

The only good thing about the trail was the lookout. The trail itself wasn’t bad just very short.

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3 months ago

Easy trail with views of Greenville, Table Rock and Caesar's Head.

4 months ago

narrow paths- not easy to navigate with very little children

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icy
4 months ago

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4 months ago

Great views in the winter. This was a very easy hike and the views are amazing. You can see Greenville's skyline, Paris Mountain, Ceasar's Head, Table Rock and more from Glassy Mountain. The trail was easy to follow and not strenous.

Sólo hicimos los senderos alrededor del parqueo, pero fue hernosooo...tomamos unas lindas fotos... la piedra es impresionante...parece un tanto peligrosa en el extremo derecho...debe ser hermoso la ruta completa

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6 months ago

nice place for a easy little walk with a great view or drive up for a shorter walk. met a group of young people play their guitars and singing folk songs. that was totally awesome. sry no pictures over the 8mb limit.

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rocky
6 months ago

The trail was an easy trail to hike with a good view but not managed and a bit out of the way. The trail head sits at the top of the mountain under radio towers and like I said, you go out of the way to really get here. If you wanna get out of the house for an hour or so, it’s a good little trail to get some exercise.

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7 months ago

Nice hike. Nice views. Easy hike.

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7 months ago

Narrow, not well maintained, views blocked mostly by foliage, no parking

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9 months ago

Easy trail with some nice overlooks. Party spot for teenagers.

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bugs
9 months ago

We really liked it. Great to do with kids.

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10 months ago

Love this spot! Great views from the lookout!

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10 months ago

Love this trail. seems like no one really knows about it and it has one of the most rewarding views for such a laid back hike. Will be integrating this trail into my regular rotation.

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11 months ago

Not bad. A good start for a beginner. Carry walking stick for snakes and .357 magnum or .44 magnum S&W for any large predators you may encounter-just in case.

11 months ago

Short and sweet. The view is worth your time. From Glassy Mtn. Church Rd., you're going to take a sharp right onto S. Glassy Mtn. Rd. You can park on the side of the road right there and start the hike, or you can drive a short distance and park next to the communication towers. The trailhead is next to the towers.

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Wed May 01 2019

I would do it again for the view. The trial is very shaded and the path is clear. The plants on the side of the trail have grown over the trail in some parts so I recommend wearing something on your legs. I wore shorts and regretted it. Great hike for kids.

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bugs
Tue Apr 23 2019

good little trail.

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bugs
Sat Mar 30 2019

Short and easy hike with beautiful views at the lookout. Keep a close eye out for the trailhead; it’s very easy to miss. Terrific walk if you’re into native plant life. The only reason I didn’t give this four stars is that the rock face at the lookout is very heavily defaced with graffiti and litter. Still worth it for the views!

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Sat Mar 23 2019

Late March is a great time of year to hike this trail. The views are not disrupted by the foliage and the trail is not overgrown. Beautiful views from near the top . . . on short side trails. A short, but rewarding hike.

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Mon Mar 18 2019

Despite keeping a close eye for the trailhead, I still missed it

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