Brasstown Bald

Brasstown Bald, the highest road in the U.S. state of Georgia

Brasstown Bald is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1.458m (4,784ft) above the sea level. It’s located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. On clear days in late September and October, it’s even possible to see the skyline of Atlanta.

Is the road to Brasstown Bald paved?

At 4,784 feet, Brasstown Bald, formerly Mount Enotah, is the highest natural point in the US state of Georgia. The road to the summit is steep and paved. It’s called Georgia state route 180 Spur. Gates to Brasstown Bald will be closed in inclement weather. Some GPS units may display an incorrect location for Brasstown Bald since there is no physical address for the facility. Brasstown was a Cherokee Indian town about 5 miles west of the bald, at the end of the Arkaquah Trail.

Is the road to Brasstown Bald steep?

Starting from the junction of Georgia 180, the ascent is 4.9 kilometers (3.0 mi) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 551 meters (1,808 ft). The average percentage is 11.2 %. The peak was the site of an hors categorie "King of the Mountains stage" finish of Tour de Georgia race. Check conditions before traveling to this area. It experiences weather conditions different from the rest of Georgia. Fog, mist, and storms may unexpectedly move in and obscure the view.

Is the drive to Brasstown Bald worth it?

Located in the Blue Ridge, a sub-range of the Appalachians, within the Chattahoochee National Forest, its bare summit is topped by a five-story lookout tower. It is home to an 8,000 sq. ft. museum featuring interactive cultural and natural history exhibits. There is a gift shop at the parking lot offering forest related merchandise, including locally made goods. on clear days, the spectacular 360-degree view from the top of the mountain allows you to see four states, including Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.

 

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