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Six mile out-and-back to Brasstown Bald, the highest peak in Georgia.


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5.8

Miles

9.3

KM

Out and Back

4,770' 1,454 m

High

2,992' 912 m

Low

2,179' 664 m

Up

2,179' 664 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

A sustained, steep out-and-back of Georgia's highest peak, Brasstown Bald.

Need to Know

Parking at Jack's Gap is free but parking at the base of Brasstown Bald charges a fee.

Description

Join the Jacks Knob Trail #45 at the Jack's Gap parking area and use Jacks Knob Trail #45 to reach the Brasstown Bald Trail to the summit. Steep the whole way up. Expect mostly switchbacks the first mile and a half and then it straightens out.

Once you get to the parking lot for Brasstown Bald, there's a lot of people but the rest of the trail is lightly trafficked. Mostly a dirt path but quite a few roots and a few rocks.

Flora & Fauna

Not a lot of mosquitos or bugs surprisingly. But there's quite a few spiderwebs you'll run into, with this being a lightly trafficked route. I saw one toad and quite a few millipedes along the trail. Lots of trees and shade most of the way.

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Balmy Day

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Photos

Looking out towards Sims Gap.
Sep 3, 2018 near Hiawassee, GA
Early morning views from Brasstown Bald looking north
Sep 30, 2015 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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