Brasstown Bald Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews

Brasstown Bald Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hiawassee, GA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles 414 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

From the lower parking lot to the tower and back is 7 miles. You can also drive to the base of the tower and make it a short one half mile jaunt.

walking
22 days ago

Loved the walk. Beautiful view. Even with the smoke.

hiking
25 days ago

Neat place. There were active wildfires in the area that made seeing to the next ridge near impossible in all directions. Paved but steep trail.

1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

Short paved trail, easy but uphill. Couldn't see mountains because of the clouds, but still a cool experience

4 months ago

A short, but very steep hike. 360 degree views. I went once at sunset, which was my favorite trip.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice views, hardly an escape into the wilderness though.

hiking
4 months ago

I walked this trail while visiting a friend in Blairsville. The hike itself was beautiful, just not as long of a trail as I'm used to. GORGEOUS outlook and really cute souvenir shop though!

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy walk. Great for kids. I love the overlook from the tower even though it is very crowded. I would recommend it for families that just want to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Walk from a parking lot, up a heavily populated dirt trail, to a building swarming with people. Or take the bus instead of the 10 minute walk. Pavement everywhere. Views from the top negated by the fact that you're on a giant manmade staffed structure with a gift shop.

5 months ago

It was a very nice, steep walk with the family. Our little ones (4 & 7) enjoyed the walked and being able to stop at different places to read plaques. Very happy with our experience.

hiking
6 months ago

walking
8 months ago

Its fun going to the highest point in GA, but it is a walk, not a hike. Paved path up and down but relatively steep so it will get your heart rate going.

walking
10 months ago

Views are pretty up top but paved paths are not my favorite

hiking
1 year ago

Paved path .6 miles steep incline but plenty of places to catch your breath. Great views on top.

hiking
1 year ago

Part of longer trip. Rating is for the views and not the trail itself. It is a short, paved trail leading from the parking lot on Brasstown Bald, past the trailhead for Wagon Train, up to the observation deck. This is the highest point in Georgia and the views obviously cannot be beat in this State. I don't know why anyone would skip this, but you can skip the hike and take a shuttle.

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hiking
1 year ago

This is a nice paved trail. Only .6 miles but steep and great for exercise! Our 3 dogs loved it. They have water dishes for dogs at the top and the bottom. When you get to the summit you can look out over NSEW. Beautiful view!