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Brasstown Bald


Brasstown Bald is Georgia’s highest elevation, rising 4784 feet above sea level. It is located in northeast Georgia partially in Towns County and partially in Union County and is part of the Blue Ridge Mountain chain of the Appalachian Mountain range. Brasstown Bald is located with the Chattahoochee National Forest. There is a Visitor Information Center atop Brasstown Bald - it can be reached by a steep hike along a one-half mile trail, or by a shuttle bus (fee based). The Visitor Information Center is open daily from Memorial Day through October and on weekends in the early spring and late fall, depending on the weather. Four states - Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina - are visible from Brasstown Bald.

See the GeorgiaInfo Brasstown Bald Photo Gallery

Links with more information about Brasstown Bald:

Brasstown Bald Visitor Information Center from USDA Forest Service
Brasstown Bald Webcams from USDA Forest Service
Brasstown Bald from State of Georgia Tourism Site (includes brochure)
Brasstown Bald from About North Georgia
Brasstown Bald from Roadside Georgia
Brasstown Bald Trail from Georgia Trails
Brasstown Bald and Brasstown Bald Wilderness from Sherpa Guides
Brasstown Bald Photos from The Luminous Landscape

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Brasstown Bald
Source: Harry Hayes

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View of Lake Chatuge and Hiawassee from Brasstown Bald
Source: Vicki DeLoach

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View from Brasstown Bald
Source: David Seibert

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View of Brasstown Bald from Blood Mountain
Source: Alan Cressler

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U.S. Forest Service Observation Tower and Visitors Center Atop Brasstown Bald
Source: Georgia Department of Transportation