Summit Sassafras Mountain

17.2 Miles Round Trip - 5041 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Table Rock State Park Nature Center - Search Nearby - Added by Victoria Boop

A 1-2 day trip to the summits of Pinnacle Mountain and Sassafras Mountain, the two highest points in South Carolina.

Pinnacle Trail begins by the Nature Center in Table Rock State Park. Keep left at the first three splits in the trail. You will make some creek crossings, gain elevation through the forest, and pass by Mills Creek Falls (25 ft).

At Bald Rock Overlook, you can catch some nice views of Table Rock Mountain. When you reach the junction with Foothills Trail, turn left to follow the white blazes. This will lead you up Pinnacle Mountain.

If you are overnighting, there is an old stone farmhouse where many choose to set up camp (35.051483, -82.769135). From there it is 4.4 miles roundtrip to reach the Sassafras Mountain summit.

Tags

Camping
Backpacking
Hiking
Forest
Waterfall

Details

17.2 Miles
5041 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

Stay Nearby

Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Travelers Rest / N Greenville KOA

Anderson, South Carolina

Anderson / Lake Hartwell KOA

Candler, North Carolina

Asheville West KOA

Swannanoa, North Carolina

Asheville East KOA

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Chimney Top Gap

Hiked this summit from Chimney Top Gap. It was a 5 mile round trip hike from where we parked to the summit. The summit offers beautiful views all around; grassy rolling hills immediately nearby and taller mountains farther off in the distance.