Upcoming Hike on Tuesday, November 8:
Sassafras Mountain


On November 8, Jim Olson will lead Holy Hikers to the summit of Sassafras Mountain. With an elevation of 3554 feet, Sassafras is the highest peak in South Carolina. The terrain at the top includes outcroppings of quartz, muscovite, and feldspar rocks and a beautiful 360 degree view of North and South Carolina.


We will hike a portion of the Foothills Trail starting at Chimneytop Gap, ascend 1305 feet to Sassafras Mountain, then return to Chimneytop Gap. The total hike will be 5.1 miles. This hike is a bit more challenging than those done over the last few months. It is rated moderate with a small portion rated as difficult; however, the trail is well within the abilities of the members of the group who hike on a regular basis.

Please plan to meet at Chimneytop Gap Trail Access at 10am. The trailhead is located about 46 miles from the church and will take about 75 minute drive time. You should bring water, snacks and warm clothing. Hiking sticks may be helpful as well. Pets are allowed. See directions and a trail description below. We hope you will join us!