Union County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: December 29, 2007
Author: Edward Earl

From SC-56, 2.4 miles north of the Tyger River and about 5 miles south of SC-150, I turned east on Tucker Road. The turnoff is also signed as the way to Mount Lebanon Church but it is not the same road used by Ron Tagliepietra in his report (my road is about 1.5 miles north of Ron's road). About 1.25 miles later, the road crosses into Union county. A mere 800 feet later is a broad grassy (or muddy, depending on recent weather) place to pull off on the right side of the road. If you arrive at a T-junction, you have gone about 800 feet too far. The HP hill is visible to the south with a large light blue water tank on top.

I hiked toward the HP, slightly downhill and across an earthen dam, then up through open forest to the HP hill itself. About halfway up, I intercepted a jeep road that continued to the summit. The highest ground is north of the water tank under some cedar trees.

On the entire route, I never encountered any fences, signs, or people.