Glassy Mtn - Drive to Trailhead & Trail Guide. 8 points

Drive Guide - Glassy Mtn from Atlanta

  • Duration: 1:45
  • Google Maps URL from Atlanta (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 Rabun Bald

  • Duration: 0:55

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.
      • 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.

Trail Guide

  • Duration: 0:30 up, 0:20 down; 0.9 miles (550’ climb)
  • Navigation: Follow the road up the hill.
  • Grid square: EM84fu
  • GPS tracks/waypoints:
    • Trailhead: 34.8461, -83.5138 (Gate to R) at 2882’ altitude
    • Summit: 34.8453, -83.5002 at 3460’ altitude

Summit Guide

  • Don’t drive past the gate if it is open. It has a “No parking beyond the gate” sign. I have seen a cell maintenance truck spend less than an hour at the summit. He left the gate open on his way up and locked it on the way down. He did not check with a group of people who had driven to the summit before leaving. (They quickly chased him down the hill.) You could easily get locked in.
  • 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.