Hike to the Brasstown Bald Peak

1.2 Miles Round Trip - 500 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

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Just 2 hours away from the hectic day to day of Atlanta is the highest point in Georgia, Brasstown Bald Mountain!

Once you make it to the parking area (parking fee required) to Brasstown Bald you will be at about 4284 feet elevation. From there you will have a short (0.6 mile) but steep hike to the tower that sits atop Brasstown Bald. Along the path you will see Rhododendron and various other blooms depending on the season. Brasstown Bald is 4784 feet making it the highest point in Georgia!! There is a few benches along the way to catch a breath if needed. Also during the summer and fall season they offer a bus ride to the top. The dedicated hiker can see an incredible sunrise from here! The sunsets that go down behind the southern Appalachian mountains are also very stunning!!


Picnic Area


1.2 Miles
500 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Brasstown Bald Trail

Beautiful place in North Georgia with great views of the Appalachian Mountains.

Sweeping views

You can make this easy or difficult by choosing to take a hike up the Arkaquah trail to get here (a well worth-it challenge, takes a few hours) or starting at the base of the Brasstown Bald (takes a few minutes) by the visitor center and taking the short walk up a paved trail. Either way, you’ll get sweeping views of several southern states and a huge swath of sky.


Absolutely incredible view!! Hike is easy, very short but steep. Definitely worth going to.