Sassafras Mountain Climber's Log

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DSimm81 - Dec 29, 2021 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2021

HP# 17  Sucess!

About a month after my first HP trip to the E/NE that got me #s 4-12...It's time for another trip E to NC, but I took a S/SE side trip to get a bunch more HPs. (HP 5 of 7 during this trip). Very nice new observation platform with interesting display, cool that you're standing right on the SC/NC border. USGS marker easy to find. Great views.

jgoodsnyder - Sep 21, 2021 7:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2021

High Point #9  Sucess!

6th high point in 3 days (KY, VA, TN, GA, NC, and now SC)! Super rainy, foggy, and windy so not much of a view of anything at all but cool I suppose!


MW - Jul 6, 2021 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2021

Highpoint #15  Sucess!

Took the foothills trail for 5 miles out and back- nice walk through the forest which reminded me of southern new england. Solid views at top right on the NC/SC border.


TexasStubble - Jul 3, 2021 8:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2021

Sassafras mountain.

Really wanted to take the hike from Route 178, but I was trying to keep ahead of Tropical Storm Claudette, so just drove to the top. Tower was closed.

jabfoster - May 23, 2021 7:22 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2021

Sassafras Mt. #11

Beautiful weather. Road paved to the top. Nice views!

WIHighPointer - Jan 14, 2021 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2020

HP #16, Sassafras Mtn, SC  Sucess!

Will return to add a description

JohnDunc - Oct 25, 2020 6:01 pm

Cool new HP lookout  Sucess!

Did this while through hiking the foothills trail. Steep from bottom with 40lb pack. can be driven up i think. good bathrooms. good highpoint for southeast.

Greg comrie

Greg comrie - Sep 12, 2020 8:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2020

Sassafras Mountain  Sucess!

With Geoff Nagel - Falls Trail


IagosGhost - Jul 16, 2020 9:19 am Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2020

Fun HP with the family.   Sucess!

Stopped by on our way to Myrtle Beach. The kids had fun standing in two states at once. Nice views. HP#14 for me.


tpoe1234 - Jul 3, 2020 12:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2020

SC Highpoint Completed  Sucess!

South Carolina Highpoint completed. Rain came in while on the top, but views of the storm rolling in were spectacular.


admiralcapn - Apr 4, 2020 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2019

HP #15  Sucess!

Beautiful brand new viewing platform. Great views; stroller accessible.

travelingronman - Mar 15, 2020 10:42 am


went there when it was under construction. Need to go back and see the observation tower

tsbocook - Jan 6, 2020 9:36 am Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2018

HP #5  Sucess!

Need to get back to see the new top, very uneventful when it was under construction


Odycus - Oct 29, 2019 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2019

beautiful morning, nice observation tower  Sucess!

The drive from Greenville was a little foggy at times, with a blue sky mingling with the clouds for which the Smoky Mountains are famously named. The last stretch did involve some steep climbing for the car, so it is not for the poorly maintained vehicle, but there's a good parking lot and a brand new (April 2019) observation tower straddling the SC / NC state line. Very nice little scenic overlook!


Wallylongridge - Oct 20, 2019 6:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2019

Highpoint #32  Sucess!

A nice new viewing area on top.


vanman798 - Oct 9, 2019 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2019

A very warm day - Oct 3, 2019  Sucess!

Caught a Red Eye flight from SLC, UT to Greenville, SC, rented a car and drove right to Sassafras. I didn't know about the new summit platform that opened just this year (2019). I also didn't realized that the mountain was shared by NC and SC. Checked off US State Highpoint #25 in my quest to visit the highest point in each of the 50 US States. Half way there, but with all the one that require real hiking already checked off!

ak - Aug 4, 2019 5:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2019

Sassafras - #1 on the epic road trip  Sucess!

My son and two nephews joined me on a 9 peak, 6 day journey. Sass mount was the first. We hiked 2.5 miles on the foothills trail, and summited in about 1.5 hours. Beautiful day - as always, it is a bit odd to see so many people just drive up to the top - but that was not for us. We need to hike to feel that we have properly "summitted." Great views, hiked back down on the road just for a different view (which was quite a bit longer, but fine). Fun day.

CTberk - Jul 4, 2019 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2019

Easter Weekend  Sucess!

Arrived at the parking lot below the summit in the rain. Walking up to the new summit tower it began to pour. The new summit tower is exceptional - very nice. directions to the summit were spot on.

HikerHel - Jun 23, 2019 4:39 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2019

Highpoint # 16  Sucess!

Four of five in a highpoint and whiskey trail driving vacation. Hiked to the new tower via the Foothills trail under clear, sunny skies. What a great day!


radbb - May 18, 2019 12:45 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2019

Glorious day and glorious views

It was a picture postcard day. Just perfect. The views were just incredible...Got a chance to see the new observation deck. It was very well done. I liked the demarcation line showing North and South Carolina.

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