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Brasstown Bald Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (5)

A short trail up to the highest mountain in GA.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

68%

Runnable

4,783' 1,458 m

High

4,356' 1,328 m

Low

427' 130 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Standard USFS regulations.

Need to Know

Bring $5 for admission to the parking lot, which covers the shuttle as well.

Description

Brasstown Bald is the highest point in all of Georgia, an astounding (and slightly embarrassing) 4,783 feet tall, with a 2,000 feet prominence. This trail to the top starts right next to the gift shop, and is easily accessible for anyone. If you're not up to the 0.6 mile run, you can take the shuttle for three or so dollars. The view from the top is pretty awesome though, as the summit offers soundproof panoramas of the whole Blue Ridge Mountains.

Flora & Fauna

This trail has lots of birds as well has pines lining it.

Contacts

Shared By:

Isaac Bozeman

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 5 votes

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  3.6 from 5 votes
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#339

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#20,902

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Photos

Early morning views from Brasstown Bald looking north
Sep 30, 2015 near Hiawassee, GA
Looking out towards Sims Gap.
Sep 3, 2018 near Hiawassee, GA
Brasstown Bald
Apr 13, 2018 near Hiawassee, GA
The gift shop in a quaint little cabin.
Sep 3, 2018 near Hiawassee, GA
The tower from the approach.
Sep 3, 2018 near Hiawassee, GA
Looking back at the tower and the visitor center.
Sep 3, 2018 near Hiawassee, GA

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