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Central and North Georgia Sights

Brasstown Bald

  • Mountain–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/14/2014

Fodor's 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 to the visitor center.

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Sight Information


GA 180 Spur, 18 mi southwest of Hiawassee via U.S. 76, GA 75, GA 180, and GA 180 Spur, Hiawassee, Georgia, 30512, United States



Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Mid-Mar.–late Nov., daily 10–5

Updated 10/14/2014


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