Hiking from Sassafras Mountain to the Sea Via the Foothills and Palmetto Trails

South Carolina has spectacular online trail resources.
A must see visit is sctrails.net. It describes the major trails in the state, has maps and important information on it.

The showpiece of the state is the 425+ mile Palmetto Trail which starts in Oconee State Park in the upstate and ends north of Charleston on the coast. It is still under construction. Here’s a map. The Trail is being coordinated by the Palmetto Conservation Organization.
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Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina, Trip Reports

You can post trip reports as comments here
or
americasroof sassafras trip reports
or
summitpost sassafras – an excellent resource – feel free to cross post.

Original americasroof sassafras page.


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South Carolina Buys Sassafras Summit

The Carolina Channel reports the South Carolina Natural Resources Department has bought two acres at the top of Sassafras Mountain from Duke Energy for $50,000 earlier this month. SC land next to Sassafras’ peak was protected seven years ago in the landmark Jocassee Gorges agreement that protected 32,000 acres. But the top of Sassafras was left out of the $21 million deal. Utility officials said the peak was not included because of surveying questions that have since been cleared up.

There had been several articles recently expressing concern about future of the highpoint and efforts by a developer on the North Carolina side to buy surrounding property.


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SC Hiker Fatality After Abandons Group in Jones Gap State Park

SC Hiker Fatality After Abandons Group in Jones Gap State Park


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