Brasstown Bald Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews

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

1.1 miles 390 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.

Paved all the way up, which makes for an easy walk. Great views once you get to the top.

hiking
5 days ago

Amazing vistas but a steep uphill climb, bring some extra water with you when heading up. Wagon trail is also a great hike if you want to extend the trip.

Have done this a few times and it never disappoints. The view speaks for it self.

2 months ago

highest peak in GA but other than that it's just a open view kind of lack luster hike

walking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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.

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3 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

Nice views, hardly an escape into the wilderness though.

hiking
7 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!

7 months ago

hiking
7 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.

7 months ago

hiking
8 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.

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.