Glass Mountain

Revised 26 Jun 2014 - please send updates to the webmaster

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west Eastern Sierra Trailheads and Junctions (accessed from Hwy 395)
east last in Great Basin: Navajo Mtn
east next in Great Basin: Boundary, Montgomery, Dubois
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Glass Mountain is an easy dayhike, perfect for conditioning on the way to somewhere else. The trailhead (waypoint GLASTH) at the Sawmill Meadows Campground is a surprisingly nice place with tall trees and picnic/outhouse facilities but no water. The peak's register is on the high point (waypoint GLASHP), not the named summit (waypoint GLASSM).

There are several ways to get to the Sawmill Canyon turnoff from Hwy 120 (waypoint SAW120):

Everyone can drive to the trailhead/campground:

It's a good dirt road from waypoint SAW120 to GLASTH, suitable for all vehicles. In 2014 the sign at the turn-off from Hwy 120 for Sawmill Meadow (waypoint SAW120) had been replaced with a sign for Black Canyon Road... and the only trick is to be sure you turn right at waypoint GLASS1 about 0.7 miles from the pavement, where Black Canyon goes straight and Sawmill Meadows is a somewhat unexpected right angle turn.

The campground at the trailhead was no-host and no-fee when I was there.

Overall map: (see detailed topo map below)

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