Central and North Georgia Sights

Brasstown Bald

  • Mountain–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/23/2015

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.

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

Published 07/23/2015


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