Chattahoochee National Forest - Brasstown Bald - Member Hike

Hike Name: Chattahoochee National Forest - Brasstown Bald
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Blairsville
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: From Blairsville, Georgia take US 19 & 129 south for 8 miles. Turn left (east) onto Georgia 180. Go 9 miles to Georgia Spur 180 and turn left (north). Go 3 miles to the Brasstown Bald parking lot.
Total Hike Distance: 1.20 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Parking Area
Trails Used: Summit Access Foot Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: For More Information
Blue Ridge District
1881 Highway 515
P.O. Box 9
Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: 706 745-6928
Fax: 706 745-7494
Office hours: Mon. - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30

Brasstown Bald Visitor Information Center
706 896-2556
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Brasstown Bald is the highest point in Georgia rising at 4,784 feet above sea level. On a clear day, you can see four states including Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina from the spectacular 360-degree views at the top of the mountain. This short hike to the summit begins at the parking lot and follows a steep, paved 1/2 mile trail to the Visitor Information Center on the Bald. (For those who don't want to walk, a concessionaire operates a shuttle buss from the parking area to the Visitor Information Center for a fee.)

On the summit, there is a museum, round overlook with pay view finders, and a theater which offers a short 15 minute presentation on the park. It's a great place to spend a few hours whether you decide to climb the mountain or take the shuttle.



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One reply on “Chattahoochee National Forest - Brasstown Bald - Member Hike”

Brasstown will give you some great views. We were at the top on New Years as the sun came up. Above us was a crystal blue and below us solid white. We watched the coluds get blown out of Neels and Unicoi Gaps. A great trip is the Wagon Train Trail that leads dwn to Young Harris College from the upper parking area of rasstown.

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