Fodor's Expert Review Brasstown Bald

Hiawassee, Young Harris and Lake Chatuge Mountain–Sight Fodor's Choice

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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2941 GA 180 Spur
Hiawassee, Georgia  30546, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $5, Mid-Mar.–late Nov., daily 10–5, Closed Jan.–Mar., Call ahead for winter closings

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