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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

Point to Point

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

Family Friendly It is a super easy hike.

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 hike, 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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#293

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#19,863

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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
A few kids enjoying the view.
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

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Sep 26, 2020
Nate Ritter
Easy paved drive up summit. Arkaquah was great though. 1.2mi — 0h 20m
Mar 12, 2020
Derek Morris
Cloudy day-no views — 2h 05m
Jul 3, 2019
Shawn McHargue
May 3, 2019
Ginny Humber
Nice paved trail up from visitors center 0.6mi
Nov 10, 2018
Thillai Narayanan
Short trail and weather was pretty cold 1.2mi — 0h 20m
Oct 2, 2018
Jon Meyer
1.2mi
Sep 1, 2018
Audrey Farmer
Aug 6, 2018
Isaac Bozeman