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Brasstown Bald

Brasstown Bald is a mountain peak at an elevation of 4,784ft (1.458m) above the sea level. It’s located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia.

At 4,784 feet is the highest natural point in the state of Georgia. The road to the summit is steep and asphalted. It’s called Georgia state route 180 Spur. On the summit there’s an observation tower. On clear days in late September and October, it’s even possible to see the skyline of Atlanta. 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 %. Brasstown was a Cherokee Indian town about 5 miles west of the bald, at the end of the Arkaquah Trail. 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. On clear days, the spectacular 360-degree view from atop the mountain allows you to see four states, including Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.

 

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