Tamassee Knob Trail
Days/Hours of Operation
Monday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM Sunday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Starting from the parking area you will hike on the Foothills Trail to a sign with a rust colored arrow that clearly shows the direction to Tamassee Knob. This strenuous, well-maintained 2.1-mile, out and back trail provides you with scenery that is well worth the effort. Magnificent views are available in every direction. Mountain laurel and rhododendron engulf the edges of the trail, along with wild strawberries, Solomon's seal, beggar lice, and a variety of asters. The trees that provide shade along the trail include dogwood, black oak, chestnut, hemlock, black locust, and redbud. Watch your step along the trail, because at times it falls off sharply on both sides. Once you reach the Knob, you will be swept away by the breathtaking sites of the undulating hills of the Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. At the pinnacle of the trail rests a perfect boulder that can be used for a natural picnic table. You will find this a fulfilling three-hour escape from the noisy world beyond the captivating hills that surround it.