Glassy Mountain - Member Hike

Hike Name: Glassy Mountain
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Lake Burton
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: Take US-19 N, GA-115, GA-75 N and GA-255 N to Glassy Mt Rd in Rabun County then follow it to the Forest Service gate. You have to park on the side of the road and are asked to not block the gate.
Total Hike Distance: 1.60 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Glassy Mt. Road Gate
Trails Used: Glassy Mt. Road
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
1755 Cleveland Highway
Gainesville, GA 30501
770 297-3000
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: This hike to Glassy Mountain is on the forest road and is not actually on a trail. It is a steep ~500' climb to the fire tower which is open to the public and has outstanding 360 views. Lake Burton can be seen in the distance to the west/southwest.

There is a working cell tower, large field, and helicopter landing pad here (and even a horseshoe pit), but no camping is permitted on the summit. Please follow the posted rules so this great view remains open to the public.




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