Sassafras Mountain Climber's Log

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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.


Clubbox42 - Dec 22, 2018 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2018

Sassafras ('18)  Sucess!

Second state highpoint, hiked the day after Mitchell. Had to stealth over the fence and onto the highest dirt mound I could find. Pretty area, no views from up top but some nice views from the nearby overlook. The new summit structure should be cool, wait to hike this until it's done. I also recommend nearby Hooker Falls, it's super cool. Good peak, would recommend


wannabepeakbagger - Dec 1, 2018 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2018

Got the SC section  Sucess!

Drive up to the SC part, but still got construction of the summit tower going on in the NC side.


billydheyhey - Nov 16, 2018 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2017

HP #32!  Sucess!

Summited before all the construction for the lookout tower began. You can see a mountain that is clearly higher from the top, which is over the NC border, but still great views nonetheless!


themnkid - Oct 23, 2018 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2018

Rainy summit  Sucess!

Summit was closed when there. Went up a trail in the pouring rain. Not fun. No view due to fog.


captain.ron - Sep 10, 2018 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2018

Easy walk after driving up  Sucess!

Drove up to the top, the summit area is currently closed due to construction on a new tower at the summit. The summit marker has been moved to right outside the fenced construction area


marciamallow - May 26, 2018 1:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2011

HP #14  Sucess!

I remember seeing a black bear and cub crossing road up to HP...couldn't find the marker until a Duke energy plant worker pointed it was in a foot high concrete pylon near the tower


Kristalea - Apr 17, 2018 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2017

Highpoint #14  Sucess!

1st of the Southern SixPack. Sunny beautiful day!


Joelam - Apr 16, 2018 3:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2017

Sassafras Mountain #12  Sucess!

Took a little jaunt to this summit from a FellAndFair gathering. Was surprised at how steep some of the roads were coming in!


Walkoutnow - Nov 22, 2016 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2016

HP #20  Sucess!

Fourth of a 5 HP long weekend. Nothing nice about it, except the drive up from Georgia was quite nice, foliage and all. Off to Tennessee..


McCannster - Nov 21, 2016 10:34 am Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2016

#32  Sucess!

Active fires in the vicinity prevented us from doing the hike from Chimney Gap, so we drove up. Smokey views. First time in SC.


TJ311 - Nov 12, 2016 6:14 am Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2016

Pretty View  Sucess!

On a 3 week RV trip. Hit 4 state highpoints. Dogs in tow. We parked the RV down at a gas station, disconnected our tow vehicle and drove up to the summit. It was a beautiful day. There were 3 other people at the top. Two of them were just hanging out in lawn chairs. Haha.


mbjakusz - Sep 12, 2016 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2015

HP #18  Sucess!

This was our 18th Highpoint and the last Highpoint on our trip of six. We had a good week of hiking and driving through Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We made her just before sunset in a little bit of a rain. The new parking area has a nice overlook.

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