Glassy Mountain Trail
At A Glance
1.5 mi one-way
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Green
This trail is located in the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site trails list page.
Also called just the "Glassy" trail, this one climbs from near the main house up to the round, flat summit of Glassy Mountain, which is the highest point in the park at 2783' elevation. This one is a bit steeper and is longer than the rest of the trails here. It passes an old reservoir and a couple of rock outcroppings thru a pleasant forest with lots of white pines, some of them quite large, before ending at a larger rock opening with a view to the northwest.
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