Sassafras Mountain Climber's Log

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buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 1999

U.S. 178  Sucess!

Easy hike from U.S. 178. Lots of wildflowers.


weeds19 - Sep 27, 2007 12:49 am Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2002

Out there  Sucess!

This peak is quite a ways from anywhere I might normally visit, but that's what makes highpointing fun!


Ilafan - Jun 25, 2008 8:22 pm

Re: Out there

You got that right!!


slick858 - Aug 29, 2007 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Check!  Sucess!

Lots of Bees, Lots of bush , Lots of Nothing.


Theonestar - Aug 26, 2007 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

DOne  Sucess!

Not much to it, but crossed off the list


climbmn - Aug 13, 2007 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

Better than a day at work  Sucess!

Very short hike, but still better than a day at work.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Jul 12, 2007 7:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

Another Walk Up  Sucess!



rkrevald - Apr 9, 2007 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2007

Summit Number Seven  Sucess!

A little trouble finding it but we finally got there. Please go to for a complete report.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2002

HP #27  Sucess!

It wasn't obvious to find the TH...
We drove past it twice before finding the small post for route 199...

Zac Finley

Zac Finley - Jan 21, 2007 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2007

Just to check it off the list  Sucess!

Was on my way to Pisgah National Forest to bag some peaks there, and decided to take the side trip up to South Carolina's highest point. Drove all the way up to the summit. Not very impressive. Views were blocked by overgrowth. No sign of a survey marker or anything at the summit giving the mountain any recognition. Best part was watching shades of pink cut through the clouds to the east as the sun rose over the horizon at 7:02 am.


surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:08 pm

Just there to get it.  Sucess!

Part of a week-long Southeast HP trip.


Cortez - Oct 4, 2006 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2006

Sassafras via Foothills Trail  Sucess!

We climbed Sassafras on a gorgeous early fall day on our way back to Knoxville from the Auburn vs. South Carolina football game in Columbia. I was not impressed with the summit itself but he trail to the top & the views of the surrounding area are well worth the visit!


osatrik - Aug 16, 2006 5:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 1987

Family Highpoints Trip  Sucess!

In 1987 our family did a highpoints driving trip and hit Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kentucky's high points. Sassafras was number 24 of my 49 state high points, and number 23 for Vanessa. It was number 10 for Hillary and Holly.

royswkr - Aug 8, 2006 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 1991

Walk gated road from Foothills Trail parking  Sucess!

Fire tower gone even footings, someone has also swiped survey marker shown in Zumwalt book


NavySeabee - Jul 21, 2006 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2005

Route Climbed: Summit Road  Sucess!

Should write a Trip Report for this escapade, but won't. Was supposed to be part of a NC, SC, GA trifecta from VA Beach. Unfortunately, got denied by road closures on Blue Ridge Parkway and the Brasstown Bald summit road. So I logged 1150 miles to bag Sassafras Mountain. Yeah...I'm a sick puppy. Nice road trip if you leave out the freezing rain part. Oh BTW, HP #8.


mlandau3 - Apr 30, 2006 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

Beautiful Flowers  Sucess!

From Chimneytop Gap. The trail was lined with wild irises, violets (violet, yellow and white), and trilliums. Where the trail turns on to an old logging road, the pink ladies slippers were not quite in bloom yet. A beautiful walk!


Holsti97 - Apr 23, 2006 10:13 am Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2006

Sassafras Mountain  Sucess!

Drove to Sassafras from Blairsville, GA on the very scenic Hwy. 64 in North Carolina. Very curvy road along a lovely trout stream with many waterfalls. Drove to parking lot of Sassafras below summit since we missed the Foothills Trail trailhead. Saw a pileated woodpecker. Hiked a short distance to register box. Found Foothills Trail on the way down and hiked on it for a mile or two. Lovely spring day. HP #8.


mattdalman - Apr 22, 2006 1:14 am Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2006

Route Climbed: Summit Road  Sucess!

This was the third state highpoint for the day(TN,GA,SC). We got to the summit when it was getting dark. We couldn't see much of the views.


gwave47 - Feb 25, 2006 1:28 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2006

Route Climbed: 4.7 mile trail from Highway 178 at Eastatoe River  Sucess!

Climbed late one afternoon by myself. It was an overcast kind of day therefore there were only a few good views. It was worth the trip and I bagged only my second highpoint.

Joseph Claghorn

Joseph Claghorn - Jan 23, 2006 6:00 pm

Route Climbed: Foothills Trail from Chimneytop Gap Date Climbed: May 2005  Sucess!

The view from the summit itself isn't the greatest, but there's a lot of good hiking nearby. Get some maps of the Foothills trail and plan a route up the mountain based on your available time.

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