The Highest Road In South Carolina Will Lead You On An Unforgettable Journey

It seems like all of South Carolina’s highest peaks have been turned into amazing state parks. We have Table Rock State Park, Caesar’s Head State Park, and even the smaller Paris Mountain State Park (which technically is located at the base of Paris Mountain), but what about Sassafras Mountain? The highest peak in the Palmetto State is on top of Sassafras Mountain, located in Pickens County. But surprisingly, Sassafras wasn’t turned into a bonafide park when the CCC developed the other parks in the 1930s. But that’s about to change. SCDNR is building a 360-degree observation tower, restroom facilities and clearing at least one trail for hiking at the summit.

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South Carolina’s highest road already leads to some of the most incredible views in the state – and it’s about to get even better with the construction of the new observation tower. This is one for the bucket list this year. You can check on the status of the summit’s progress and see when it officially reopens by visiting this link on the website of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

To tide you over until the summit reopens at Sassafras Mountain, here are eight gorgeous country roads in South Carolina for some unforgettable scenic drives.