Brasstown Bald – The roof of Georgia

This weekend I visited Brasstown Bald in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Northeast Georgia.
Brasstown Bald is Georgia’s highest peak at 4,784 feet. From up hear, you can see several states and great views of the mountains in any direction. There is a visitors center, a interpretive theatre and an amazing observation deck and tower to explore. Ample parking is available but be very careful on the road to the top – it is very steep and winding and probably not suitable for recreational vehicles at all.

If you want a hike, leave your car at the first parking lot nearest the visitors center (first parking lot and pay station you come to) and take the paved 1/2 mile hike to the top. It’s steep and challenging and you’re going to love it. For those who want to be lazy, you can park and ride the shuttle to the top for a fee.

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