Glassy Mtn - Drive to Trailhead & Trail Guide

Drive Guide - Glassy Mtn from Atlanta

  • Duration: 1:45
  • Google Maps URL from Ashford Dunwoody Rd and I-285 at 33.91998, -84.33898: http://goo.gl/maps/4jV5Y
  • Seasonal/Limited Access:
  • Directions:
    • 285 East
    • 85 North
    • 985/365 North
    • US-441 North
    • After Tallulah and before Clayton, turn L on 441/Tiger-Connector at “Goats on the Roof”
    • See remainder of directions under “from Clayton” guide below.
  • Food
    • Last McDonalds: Cornelia, on Level Grove Rd.
      • It comes just BEFORE Cornelia and your exit to US-441.

Drive Guide - Glassy Mtn from Bell Knob (US 76)

  • Duration: 0:45
  • Google Maps :
  • Seasonal/Limited Access:
  • Directions:
    • L on US-76 E and go 20.4
    • R on Davis Gap Rd and go 0.9
    • R on Bridge Creek Rd and go 2.6
    • R on Glassy Mtn Rd and go 2.1

Drive Guide - Glassy Mtn from Clayton @ US-441 and US-76

  • Duration: 0:30
  • Google Maps : http://goo.gl/maps/mCseL
  • Seasonal/Limited Access:
  • Directions:
    • From US-76 and US-441, go south on US-441 and go 2.8
    • R on 441/Tiger-Connector (R only; @ “Goats On the Roof”) and go 5.8 * Note: It is about 15 minutes from this turn to the gate/trailhead.
      • Name changes to Bridge Creek Rd
    • R on Glassy Mtn Rd (USFS-11) and go 2.1 * Good condition dirt road. Easy drive in a Corolla in spring of 2014.
    • Sharp R and gate. Drive 0.9 more to top if gate open (in summer).
      • Park just after the hairpin turn, well before the gate. Room for 2 cars.
      • There’s a lesser, gated road, if you don’t make the sharp R. This does not lead to the summit.
  • Food
    • Last McDonalds: Cornelia, on Level Grove Rd (just BEFORE Cornelia)

Trail Guide

  • Duration: 0:35 up, 0:20 down; 0.9 miles (550’ climb) when gate is locked.
  • Navigation
    • Follow the road up the hill.
  • Trailhead altitude: 2882 (at gate)
  • Summit altitude: 3460
  • Grid square: EM84fu
  • GPS tracks/waypoints:
    • Trailhead: 34.8461, -83.5138 (Gate to R)
    • Summit: 34.8453, -83.5002

Summit Guide

  • Hang antenna from tree: No. All trees have been cleared.
  • Space to guy mast: Yes.
  • Cell coverage: ATT=yes, Vzn=adequate, Patrick says APRS=yes (but no tracking)
  • Unique features:
    • Helipad, fire tower, and building at summit. Also cell towers.