Sassafras Mountain Climber's Log

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triviasteve - Nov 15, 2013 11:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013

coming back from vacation  Sucess!

After a week at the beach, it was time for more high pointing on my way back home. Got here early in the morning, and did the short little walk to the top. I had been here several times before, but had to do it again to document it.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Nov 5, 2013 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2013

Nice hike  Sucess!

Hiked from Hwy 178, at the bridge, crossed the road at Chimneytop Gap, and on to the summit. It is a beautiful trail with 2671' of gain RT to the summit from the parking lot above the Hwy.


Judd97 - Feb 25, 2013 10:41 am Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2013

State Highpoint #17  Sucess!

Foggy summit, but had fun walking around on the top!


atavist - Feb 18, 2013 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2013

SC  Sucess!

Seventh HP on a 3 week road trip thru 17 states. Raining, hiked 8 miles round trip.


THalky - Jan 28, 2013 11:56 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

#4 - Not the worst (cough, KY, cough), but not the best  Sucess!

Keep your ears open, I think I saw that the state is going to improve this highpoint. It could use it. That said, there was one decent lookout with a deck off the lower parking lot.


xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 10:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

thirty  Sucess!


Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jan 4, 2013 4:07 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

State HP #4, this one sucked  Sucess!

Did this the same day after hiking Brasstown in GA. Sassafras was one of the worst HP's. Nothing to really see, annoying to get to, no great hikes. Oh well, can't win them all....


marilou - Nov 30, 2012 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012

Gorgeous Views  Sucess!

HP #19. Beautiful day, gorgeous views on the lookout near the parking lot. Part of Thanksgiving Long Weekend high pointing trip on 7 Southern States: AL, TN, GA, SC, NC, FL, MS


technicolorNH - Nov 28, 2012 6:58 am Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2012

hike it, don't drive it  Sucess!

One of the more entertaining trails I have been on with all the wooden bridges, ravines, and open forest views. The top may not be as nice as other state hps but it was worth the hike in from rt 178. Ninety eight minutes up and eighty back; I was trying to hustle a bit so I could hit a gem mine in North Carolina before it closed.


chadbw - Aug 29, 2012 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2012

Thirteenth HP  Sucess!

It was late in the day so we drove to the top. We enjoyed the fact that directly behind the HP there is obviously much higher ground... but it's in North Carolina.


huskertriguy - Aug 21, 2012 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

All to Myself  Sucess!

Fourth on a bid through the "Southern Six-Pack."

I took the easy way out on this one, as the blisters on my feet got pretty painful from a soggy hike up Mt. Mitchell earlier the same day, although my original plan was to take the Foothills Trail. (Doing Ironman Louisville in a week, I needed to save my feet.)

I am somewhat reluctant to sign the log due to the drive up, but it will have to suffice this time around.

I saw no one on the drive up or back; the summit was all to myself. It was worth it to hike to the overlook, although low clouds prevented too much of a view.

SHP #27


BConley - Aug 18, 2012 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

HP #21  Sucess!

One of the worst HP's i've been to. Very little signage. We were lucky some other people were there or we probably wouldnt have found the survey marker.


Outdooraholic - Aug 12, 2012 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

#19  Sucess!

My 19th state highpoint. #3 of 4 in the same day!

NickyP - Jul 15, 2012 7:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

HP #2  Sucess!

All fogged in, couldn't see to far out. Took what pictures I could to prove I was there.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Apr 10, 2012 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2012

Great Day!  Sucess!

Perfect addition to an Atlanta work trip. Clear skies, warm weather, and the leaves just coming out on ridge. Nice day trip with my friend Ed. The summit area is nicely maintained and free of litter. Brush and trees recently cut back to improve views from two viewpoints. Fun times!


VtownStrider - Feb 8, 2012 9:20 am Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012

Hp #9  Sucess!

Super Bowl Sunday had me at this South Carolina highpoint for the second state of my trip, I did my homework so I was very confident that I could find the turnoff to the summit. I found the turnoff but did not go far enough up the road so instead I took a trail up that was about 5 miles roundtrip. I was not prepared with enough water and it was very warm that day, but I managed to survive!! The top of the Mountain was poorly marked and if it was not for a fellow hiker, I might have never found the highpoint. The entire area was very nice.


GlennD - Jan 19, 2012 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

HP #5  Sucess!

Climbed on a day trip from beautiful Cashiers, NC.


dwhike - Jan 9, 2012 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2011

#19  Sucess!

Actually better than expected now that there's an overlook off the west side of the summit!


markowens - Nov 19, 2011 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2011

HP #20  Sucess!

When you get to the parking lot it is an easy walk up past the gate in the road. After about 100 yards, you come to a fork. Take the left side and you will be at the HP in a minute. I have attached some pix. Good luck.


Avenger2354 - Oct 18, 2011 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2010

Sassafras Mountain SC  Sucess!

State HP #4 for me.

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