Glassy Mountain at Carl Sandburg

Flat Rock, NC
Length: 4.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

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This trail takes you from the goat farm to the summit of Glassy Mountain, a granite bald with a nice view of the surrounding area.  It is a gradual climb all the way up, and is a wide, well-used trail.  Total distance from the goat farm is about 3 miles; from the parking lot is about 4.

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

This mountain is great for a child’s first summit, since it is not too steep or too precarious at the top.

No trip to Carl Sandburg Home is complete without a visit to the goat farm!

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Trail Contributor

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I joined Hike it Baby in 2014 when my son was just 2 months old.  A year later, I became an Ambassador for the Greenville, SC branch.  I love raising my kids on the trail and meeting so many like-minded families!


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