|Elevation||3,554 ft (1,083 m)|
|Listing||U.S. state high point|
|Pickens County, South Carolina / Transylvania County, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Range||Blue Ridge Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Eastatoe Gap|
It is located along the South Carolina - North Carolina border in northern Pickens County, South Carolina nearest to the town of Rosman, North Carolina. From I-85 Exit 21 in South Carolina, one can reach Sassafras Mountain by driving north on US-178 until reaching the unincorporated community of Rocky Bottom. From there, take F. Van Clayton Highway (a local road) about 4.7 miles (7.6 km) to the parking lot at the top. From Rosman, follow US-178 south. The summit is an easy 300 foot walk from the parking lot and is, by merit of not having stairs, handicapped accessible, although the path is fairly steep.
The North Carolina side of the mountain was owned by former Congressman Charles H. Taylor. In June 2010 he sold 8,000 acres (3,200 ha) to The Conservation Fund. The Fund has donated 4.8 acres (1.94 ha), at the top of the mountain, to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and intends to convey the rest of the 8,000 acres (3,200 ha) to the North Carolina Forest Service.
The granite that originally formed Sassafras Mountain has metamorphosed into Hendrson Gneiss, which is quartz, muscovite, and feldspar.
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- "Sassafras Mountain Improvement Project Begins Atop Roof Of South Carolina". The Conservation Fund. 2012-09-17. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
- http://www.themareks.com/csm/appalachians/monday.html, Monday 3-8-2004 Dr. John M. (Jack) Garihan, guest geologist
- "Sassafras Mountain". SummitPost.org. http://www.summitpost.org/page/152371. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
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