Brasstown Bald Trail

MODERATE 82 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.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

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11 days ago

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26 days ago

Great scenery! Great workout of quads and glutes for sure!!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked just the summit for the sense of achievement to get to the top amazing view of 5 states nearly 5000 feet up, right at cloud level the day I went. The trail itself is a paved path and is switchbacks to overcome the steepness. Runs from the lot to the structure and massive panoramic viewing platforms at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

It's a very well paved and easy trail. The view is amazing!

2 months ago

It's a very nice paved trail with an abundance of rhododendron and mountain laurels. It is pretty steep though!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

We had the choice to either walk up a steep but short (20 minutes?) paved trail (with starting-to-bloom mountain laurel and rhododendron in early June) or take the regular shuttle bus. We (middle-aged couple) walked -- as did some families with young kids, some elderly, etc. Trail had some interpretive signs and a few benches for those who needed a break. Visitor center on top featured a short film, small museum (see the lifelike commentary by the 2 "mannequins", and the to-die-for 360-degree views. We were fortunate; views were clear. After short snack at picnic tables (far end of parking lot, unshaded), we decided to take short hike to nearby (driving) High Shoals waterfall. Sharp turn off Rte 75 onto dirt road with a lot of ruts. Came soon after to a deep flowing creek that we decided was too deep for our car. We did, however, see a Jeep go through without problem. We decided to go elsewhere.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice short trail with a great view at the top, and paved all the way up so the biggest challenge is just the steepness.

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I liked the short hike and the views. As a peak bagger from California, it was a bonus prize as I discovered the Georgian trails.

hiking
5 months ago