Glassy Mountain Trail

EASY 54 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
14 days ago

hiked this today with my 5 & 3 year old sons. They loved it and so did I. We hiked in some lunch and ate at the lookout. Overall it was a great day!!

hiking
14 days ago

Kid friendly, many side trails. the trail is marked periodically, but the main trail is pretty worn and easy to follow. When you come to a 3-way: left goes to towers at the top, middle and right go to beautiful overlook! It doesn't take long to complete the trail!

2 months ago

really good app

trail running
3 months 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.

hiking
3 months 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.

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

This trail was very quick and lovely at the same time. Trail is narrow in places..so 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.

hiking
6 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.

hiking
6 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.

6 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.

7 months ago

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

hiking
8 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.

hiking
9 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!

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

11 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

awesome

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Perfect

hiking
Friday, October 28, 2016

easy hike great views

hiking
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.

walking
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.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

It took us all of 30 seconds to strike this dump off the list. Let the dog out and he immediately began sniffing a freakin used condom! Then we see a guy coming out of the unmarked trail with am unleashed dog. It's a shame because the height offers good views but the ghetto appearance cancels the positive. Don't waste your time. We went to Table Rock and were AMAZED!

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

It was amazing!

Monday, February 22, 2016

It was great

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The trail head was hard to find and the actual hike was very short. I wasn't impressed with the hike but the view was spectacular! Easy for dogs to go on as well just a narrow path at some points though.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

I didn't enjoy this trail very much. The trail head isn't marked at all, so it took a while to figure out. The trail itself is very very narrow. The lookout is steep and smooth and pretty dangerous so be very super careful if you take a dog or a child. There is another big smooth rock area you can climb up, but there's a lot of broken glass bottles so watch out.

hiking
Thursday, May 07, 2015

Short hike. Trail was marked clearly. Nice views from the top. You can see Clemson University if you look carefully. There was a lot of ticks, so I wouldn't recommended bringing your dog unless it has protection.

hiking
Monday, March 23, 2015

Short hike and really beautiful views. I was surprised of all the times that I've passed this place and never checked it out. It would be a little tricky for smaller children as some of the paths are quite narrow.

hiking
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Nicely cleared trail but would be better if it were marked. Gets narrow in places so not sure how a dog on leash would do. It's a short trail; only .79 miles start to end at the road.

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