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Glassy Mountain - Pickens

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Photo - from Bottom

Photo - from Top

Photo Suggestions

At top of Mountain - looking into breathtaking views of the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Escarpment including Table Rock and Caesar Head mountains
Follow the Ground Level directions below for the best view
Best time to shoot
  - Top - early morning
  - Bottom - late afternoon

Driving Tips and Other Information

Top of the Mountain

To get to the top of the Mountain
  - From the Intersection of Hwy SC 183 and Hwy 8 (in Pickens)
  - Drive approx 1.1 miles headed towards Greenville
  - Turn left onto S. Glassy Mt. Road
  - Drive approx. 1.4 miles to the top

  - Park at top and and look for the trail to the right of the fire tower
     - The trail is 3/4 mile long one way
     - Stay on the trail - there are no markers, but the trail is well establish
     - It is downhill to the overlook

  - Be very careful, around the top of the mountain -  extremely slippery when wet.


Ground Level - Directions

From the Intersection of Hwy SC 183 and Hwy 8 (in Pickens)
  - Drive approx. 1.9 miles to Flint Hill Drive
  - Turn right and go approx. .7 miles
  - You will see a driveway into a pasture on the right
  - Turn right and drive a couple 100 ft to a power pole
  - Park and shoot
  - As of 6/1/16 no one has moved into the spot yet
  - The lot has been vacant for years

Information compiled by Bob Spalding

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