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Brasstown Bald Review

In the Chattahoochee National Forest, Brasstown Bald reaches 4,784 feet, the highest point in Georgia. Below the Bald is Georgia's only cloud forest, an area of lichen-covered trees often kept wet by clouds and fog. From the observation platform at the top of the Bald on a clear day you can see Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. A paved but steep foot trail leads from the parking lot (where there are restrooms and a picnic area) to the visitor center, which has exhibits and interpretative programs. You also can ride a bus ($3) to the visitor center.

    Contact Information

  • Address: GA 180 Spur, 18 mi southwest of Hiawassee via U.S. 76, GA 75, GA 180, and GA 180 Spur, Hiawassee, GA, 30512
  • Phone: 706/896–2556
  • Cost: $3 day-use fee, $3 shuttle
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–late Nov., daily 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Hiawassee, Young Harris and Lake Chatuge
Updated: 10-16-2012

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