Sassafras Mountain Climber's Log

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Musisca - May 4, 2024 5:55 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2024

Out of the way highpoint worth the drive  Sucess!

This is my first highpoint (#22) with my wife, and 2 daughters (5 & 8). Admittedly, we drove up. I was unaware that there was an option of a hike based upon the notes in this log, but read a more recent post and can verify there is a 9 mile down and back on the Foothills trail.

Overall, the summit provided a beautiful panorama of 6000rs in NC as well as the surrounding mountain in SC and even into GA. I'm not a fan of summits that you can drive up, but it is accessible for those who need and the summit tower is well maintained. It's fun for small kids and is accessible. It's a no brainer to straddle the NC/SC border as it goes right along the summer. The geomarker is close to the plaques that you pass before ascending the watchtower for those of you who want to tag it.

IdaClimber - Apr 15, 2024 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2023

Quickest climb I have ever done.  Sucess!

It seems that all the southeastern highpoints have a parking lot at the top.


pjskeleton - May 29, 2023 11:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2020

US State Highpoint 9/50  Sucess!

Another day, another drive-up, another nice walk from a decent parking lot at the end of a decent road. The state border marker setup is neat, and it’s a pretty place. Watch out for cops on the way up or down and the nearby towns, this is still deeply “sundown town” territory. 9/50 done.


Dundeel - Mar 27, 2023 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2023

Getting Sassy on Sassafras  Sucess!

I located the memorial tiles for Edward Earl, who I had hiked to many a summit with. State HP #34

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Dec 14, 2022 6:23 am Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2022

I made it!  Sucess!

Fog/mist without a view, but nice to enjoy the moment alone.


yadahzoemtn - Nov 7, 2022 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2022

The Great Race for Six State Highpoints  Sucess!

Flew in to Atlanta, on to Greenville, SC, rented a car and drove to the top of Sassafras Mountain. Beautiful drive, wonderful weather and to top it all off with my bestest mountaineering buddy, Michael.


Moogie737 - Nov 4, 2022 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2022

A short walk   Sucess!

#1 11-02-22 W/ Lana. Some fall colors still adorning the forests. It was a 1+15 drive to the parking lot from GSP.


KyTravelers - Mar 26, 2022 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2020

Post Retirement Highpoint #1  Sucess!

While we have summited several highpoints over the years, Mr. KyTravelers' post-retirement plan includes hitting the States HPs whenever we get the chance.

This was our first time to Sassafras and was pleased to experience some hiking in the vicinity. If not a hike up, hike out - right?

Access was easy. From the small parking lot there is wheelchair accessibility to the right, and to the left a meandering route to highpoint.

Took photos and made memories.


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

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