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

Carrier needed No
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!

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.