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Visit South Carolina's Highest Peak – Headwaters State Forest


July 22, 2019

Visitors to the Sassafras Mountain overlook tower will see panoramic views on a clear day of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. From the tower, this is the northwestern view looking into North Carolina. Visitors can check the direction they are facing using the compass rose design etched into the concrete of the tower. (Times Photos by Alex Perri)

As of Earth Day 2019, visitors can enjoy South Carolina's highest peak, Sassafras Mountain, from a newly constructed observation tower that straddles the North Carolina South Carolina state line.

For those looking for a mobility impaired accessible trail, with incredible views, this is a great option. While the 100-foot paved walkway is not what most would call a "trail" it connects the parking area to the observation tower, and features a ramp to access the lookout.

Once atop the tower, observers can see panoramic views of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia on a clear day. The...

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