When most people think of South Carolina, sandy beaches and historic cities are the first things that come to mind. But this beautiful state also contains a section of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, which is home to the highest point in South Carolina: Sassafras Mountain.
The highest point in South Carolina is the summit of Sassafras Mountain, which rises to 3,553 feet above sea level and is located in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. This Appalachian subrange is part of the Blue Ridge Mountain region and is one of only a few mountain ranges in South Carolina that are over 3,000 feet tall.
Visiting this mountain and its surrounding areas is a great way to get a feel for the history of the area and the beauty of the landscape. Its trails are filled with majestic mountain streams, waterfalls and exposed rocks that give evidence of the area’s geologic history.
A long-awaited observation tower on top of the highest point in South Carolina has opened to the public, allowing visitors to enjoy panoramic views of 30-50 miles in every direction! At the base of the tower is a parking lot with bathrooms, a hiking trail and a ramp for mobility impaired visitors.