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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
highest peak in GA but other than that it's just a open view kind of lack luster hike
Loved the walk. Beautiful view. Even with the smoke.
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.
Short paved trail, easy but uphill. Couldn't see mountains because of the clouds, but still a cool experience
A short, but very steep hike. 360 degree views. I went once at sunset, which was my favorite trip.
Nice views, hardly an escape into the wilderness though.
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!
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.
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.