From sea level to two-thirds of a mile above, South Carolina’s terrain is diverse and captivating. In under four hours residents and visitors can exchange the gentle ocean breezes along the coast for views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. For those seeking a scenic drive, a trip along the highest road in the Palmetto State is in order, especially since that road leads to an observation tower on top of the highest peak in the state.

Sassafras Mountain Tower is open seven days a week with views that often extend up to 50 miles! For visitor convenience, restrooms are located by the parking area. To learn more, visit this link on the official website of SCDNR.

While you’re exploring scenic drives, take a look at 9 more scenic drives in South Carolina that have some pretty spectacular windshield views!

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