Fall Hiking Series: Sassafras Mountain to view the rock face of Rock Mountain
November 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Sassafras Mtn. to view Rock Mtn. (a section of the new Roundtop Mountain Passage of the Palmetto Trail); Jim Timmerman Natural Resources Area at Jocassee Gorges
Meet: Gowensville Spinx @ 8:30
6-miles, moderately strenuous; trail type – out and back
Hikers will venture to the new observation deck on Sassafras Mountain then follow a portion of the Foothills Trail before hiking a new section of the Palmetto Trail, the Roundtop Mountain Passage, to an overlook to view the impressive rock face of Rock Mountain. The hike will offer scenic views from South Carolina’s highest point!
Approximately 1 hour drive, one-way.
Contact Pam@conservingcarolina.org with additional questions.
Conserving Carolina is sponsoring a Friday hiking series this fall, free, guided, and open to the public. The hikes will meet at various locations (noted for each date) and will leave promptly at 8:45 a.m. Hikers should plan to return to the area in the late afternoon, time varying with group size, distance of hike, and drive time. Car-pooling will be organized at the meeting locations. If you’re coming from an area closer to the trailhead, please contact Pam Torlina (email above and number below) to make other meeting arrangements.
Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water for yourself. In case of inclement weather, call the Conserving Carolina office, ext. 300, before 8:15 a.m. on the date of the hike, and/or check our Facebook page and calendar. Please also remember to bring any medication that you may need in the event of an emergency (ie: epinephrine, nitroglycerine, insulin, etc.). Hike leaders will carry a first aid kit; however, it may not contain specific medication for your individual needs.
Before each hike, you will be asked to sign a waiver form. For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. This schedule is subject to change.