Revised 12 Apr 2012 - please send updates to the webmaster
Glass Mountain is an easy dayhike, perfect for conditioning on
the way to somewhere else. The trailhead (waypoint GLASTH) 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):
- GPS Route BISHOP TO BENTON follows Hwy 6 north from Hwy 395.
Starting in Bishop (waypoints BISHOP and 395006, with a jog over to
Laws (waypoint LAW006), stay on Hwy 6 north to Benton (waypoint BENTON),
then head west on Hwy 120 to waypoint SAW120.
The Benton Range (waypoint BENRAN) is a nice place to watch a sunset!
- GPS Route LEE VINING TO BENTON follows Hwy 120 east from Hwy 395.
Starting in Lee Vining (waypoint LEEVIN), take Hwy 395 south 5 miles
to the junction where Hwy 120 goes eastward from Hwy 395 (waypoint 395120)
then go east on Hwy 120 to waypoint SAW120.
- GPS Route GLASS MOUNTAIN leads you south from Hwy 120
to the trailhead (waypoint GLASTH).
Overall map: (see detailed topo map below)
Everyone can drive to the trailhead on a good dirt road (from waypoint SAW120 to GLASTH):