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hiking
15 hours ago

Beautiful views from the top!

The trail isn't marked well (we got lost a couple of times) but other than that, it was a great vigorous hike!

I did this trail last summer and it was super hot which made it harder but overall it was an amazing trail. The reward at the top was well worth it.

The fact that it was rated HARD intimidated me. Don't let it do the same to you. Go at your own pace and make your way to the top to enjoy the beautiful view!

My husband and I had been wanting to conquer this hike for months now, just waiting for the warmer weather to arrive. We started at Track Rock Gap, first two miles are brutal, after that you can catch glimpses of the tower at Brasstown., which seemed to be much farther than 3 miles away from that point. We still pushed forward. At times, we doubted if we could make it, but we did!! It took us 3.5 hours to arrive at visitors center where we rested for an hour. The return trip took 2.5 hours, much easier going back. I recommend starting at Trackrock Gap and getting the hardest part done first, and start early as you can. The views are great once you get to the ridge line. The trail has no blazes, but very easy to follow. There are a few rocky areas that made it somewhat treacherous, take your time. All in all, it was a great hike and I am glad we can say we conquered this one!

Great hike, the first couple of miles are fairly easy with a nice waterfall and a few creek crossings. Once you begin the climb this is where it will get difficult if you’re not in shape.

on Mount Yonah Trail

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike. Dog friendly and absolutely beautiful. The trail isn’t very crowded and offers varying vegetation. The climb up from Track Rock Gap and back down is brutal, but the rest is fairly moderate. We took a break for lunch at the top of Brasstown Bald and the trek took us about 5.5 hours round trip. We are not very experienced hikers and were able to navigate it just fine.

on Arkaquah Trail

hiking
19 days ago

This is an amazing yet very challenging trail. I can’t believe it’s 11 miles. We tracked it at 16.5 and it took us about 9 hours to complete. The view was well worth it. It’s beautiful at the top of Brasstown Bald.

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike but the trail isn’t clearly marked in some parts!

hiking
1 month ago

This definitely was a tough one for a day hike. Legs completely sore the day after, but extremely worth it. Most of the trail going up you’re surrounded by dense forests and will be going through many switchbacks. Once you get closer to the parking area at the top, the trail gets milder and easier. The parking area is a great location to refuel and buy snacks if needed. Then the last half mile is on a paved path to the top. The observation tower at the top was quite unique and views were amazing as you can see for miles in all directions. You are clearly able to tell you are at the tallest point in Georgia here. The path is very easy follow and relatively straightforward. Took a little less than 7 hours to complete. Definitely recommend, but be aware of a difficult and exhausting hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Strenuous but worth it for the views

hiking
1 month ago

Tough son of a B, so rewarding! Awesome cliff side views at the top of you stay to the right. Then you get a wide open field for campin out at the top (if you stay left when you get to the top you get to the wide open spots quicker.. so If you’re getting there late to set up camp.. stay left lol then check out the rock side views in the daylight) definitely would recommend trekkin poles!!

Great hike! I wouldn’t rate it as difficult...amazing views!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, definitely strenuous at parts, but the views from the rocky cliff is quite spectacular! I would love to go back and camp out there - they have some great backwoods camping spots!

backpacking
1 month ago

Really nice trail. Fun elements of creeks and views and Vogel is really pretty. The climbs are serious but not unbearable. I took my boys aged 9 and 11 backpacking in the counterclockwise direction. Good reviews containing good details elsewhere here. This all trails gps trail location is off and wonky near Bear Hair trail. Not terrible but a wee bit disconcerting.

hiking
1 month ago

As always a great Mountain to climb.

The view is Amazing!!!

backpacking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with great views! Added part of the Bear Hair Gap Trail to get up to the overlook to see Brasstown Bald. We did the trail clockwise which I recommend. That way we had the two big peaks to accomplish first, not at the end of our trip.

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely worth a hike, but I would rate this as a moderate trail...the incline is very gradual. Trail well defined.

hiking
2 months ago

good trail w/ nice view at the top. steady incline almost the entire way. not the best on blazes would be the only complaint. it was actually 4.7 miles round trip too, according to my hiking app. once you reach the peak, the best sight is to the left were a handful of trees have been cut.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing hike! It was challenging but worth the view a the top. There are bathrooms towards the top but I would not recommend using them as they are gross.

Good hike and beautiful views with snow still on the mountain. Hiking boots a must and walking stick would be helpful if it’s winter! BUT, do not.. repeat.. do not go down the switchbacks to the “archaeological site”. First off, most excruciating, muddy path ever. My two friends and I were dying and we are avid hikers. Second, the “archeological site” is 5 rocks that are stupid and not worth it. Supposedly has Native American carvings, and nothing amazing was seen. Stop at the peak and enjoy that! It’d recommend the hike up to that point! If you have enough energy you can even do the 1.1 Brasstown Bald hike too.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike, and not overly difficult....moderate rating is accurate. The falls are amazing especially when frozen over. The forest road getting there is rough and potentially muddy. Drive a vehicle that’s not low to the ground. Four wheel drive is helpful.

hiking
2 months ago

Such a GREAT day!! Did Blood via Freeman in the am and then did Yonah for the sunset and some full moon hiking.
Went the day after the Super Blue Blood Moon and could not have been happier. The views are always stunning and the sunset on this day did NOT disappoint. Hiked back down after sunset in the light of the GORGEOUS full moon.
Such a wonderful day. Had an amazing time.

hiking
2 months ago

This could be a difficult hike if you’re not in shape. Some steep, rocky parts and one spot where you have to do some rock scrambling, but well worth the view at the top. Highly recommend this hike for a sunset hike.

hiking
2 months ago

VERY difficult for a beginner hiker...cold and windy day. Large icy patches on trail near top. But well worth the view at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Breathtaking!

Great trail with beautiful scenery.

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