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 accessible 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.
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.
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.
Views are pretty up top but paved paths are not my favorite
Paved path .6 miles steep incline but plenty of places to catch your breath. Great views on top.
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.