Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina/North Carolina

Prominence: 754 ft, 230 m

Elevation: 3554 feet, 1083 meters

Approx. Isolation: 9.4 mi, 15.13 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 3554 ft / 1083 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 3' 55'' N; 82° 46' 38'' W
35.065146, -82.777349 (Dec Deg)
337934E 3881712N Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceSouth Carolina (Highest Point)
North Carolina
County/Second Level RegionTransylvania
Pickens (Highest Point)

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     Weather for Sassafras Mountain 2 at Trip Report for Pickens, SC by Ron Tagliapietra Trip Report for Pickens, SC by Dale Millsap Trip Report for Pickens, SC by Thomas Harper

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Lists that contain Sassafras Mountain:
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #134)
     United States State High Points (plus DC) (Rank #29)
     U.S. State High Points (Rank #29)
     Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points (Rank #27)
     Southern USA CoHPs (Rank #114)
     United States State/Territory High Points (Rank #30)
     South Carolina County High Points (Rank #1)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #66)
     "Helman Counties"-Greatest Elevation Differential (Rank #28)
     EPIC List - States of the USA (Rank #44)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)
       Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints (Winger)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1991-07-10 by Dennis Stewart
     2000-05-24 by Scott Surgent
     2005-10-21 by Tom Owen
     2010-09-04 by Bob Kuebler
     2011-07-12 by David Ohmer
     2011-11-11 by William Musser
     2011-12-23 by Matthew Gray
     2012-02-18 by Paul Barish
     2012-03-05 by Richard Oestreicher
     2012-06-27 by Alan Barber
     2012-08-13 by Christopher D'Aiuto
     2012-09-08 by Walter Blume (GPS Track)
     2013-08-06 by Bill Reese
     2013-09-28 by Tom Layton
     2014-05-18 by Evan Nickel
     2014-06-23 by Dan Hildebrand
     2014-11-21 by Curtis Bowden
     2015-08-08 by Brian McCray
     2016-06-02 by Dave Dunham (GPS Track)
     2016-08-20 by Bradley Reese (GPS Track)

View ascents of peak by registered members (440 total)

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area surrounding the South Carolina state highpoint (2005-10-21). Photo by Tom Owen.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 754 ft/230 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 794 ft/242 m
  Key Col: 2800 ft/853 m
Isolation9.4 mi/15.13 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Rich Mountain  (NE)
Not verified: May be a major NHN that is not in the database.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Southern Blue Ridge Front
Range5: South NC Blue Ridge Crest
Ridges/DividesAppalachian Divide
South Blue Ridge
Drainage Basins
Atlantic Ocean

French Broad
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapEastatoe Gap O35082a7 1:24,000
Route #1 Paved Road
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Sassafras Mountain Plaque (2014-07-11). Photo by John Edwards.
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Plaque marking the summit (2016-01-05). Photo by Josh Brooks.
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SASSAFRAS MOUNTAIN (2016-06-03). Photo by Shawn Dunn.
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