Georgia’s Highest Point Is Brasstown Bald

The Mountain Life Team Blogger June 14, 2008

Beautiful Brasstown Bald, rising 4,784 feet above sea level, is Georgia’s highest mountain. On clear days, the spectacular 360-degree view from atop the mountain allows you to see four states, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The surrounding area is home to a wide variety of plants and animals.

Brasstown Bald

The Visitor Information Center, located on the summit of the Bald, offers exhibits, video presentations and interpretive programs.

A steep, paved 1/2 mile trail leads from the parking lot to the Visitor Information Center on the Bald. For those who don’t want to walk, a concessionaire operates a shuttle buss from the parking area to the Visitor Information Center for a fee.

Brasstown Bald is open daily from Memorial Day through October and on weekends in the early spring and late fall (depending on the weather). Brasstown Bald offers the following:

  • A panoramic view of four states from Georgia’s highest mountain. See for yourself via our webcams.
  • Brasstown Bald 2Exhibits, which trace the natural and cultural history of the area
  • Video presentation shown regularly throughout the day in the mountaintop theatre
  • Access to four hiking trails ranging from 1/2 to 6 miles in length
  • Breathtaking displays of spring wildflowers and fall foliage
  • Picnic tables and snack food concessions at the parking area
  • Brasstown Bald is located just outside of the quaint little mountain town of Blairsville in Union County. When you visit, be sure to get plenty of rest before you come. Evertyime I have been to Brasstown Bald I have come back absolutely worn out! Now I have to say that I have never taken the ride to the top either, we have always walked. It makes for a great day with the family. Pack a picnic and enjoy the day at enjoy the views of the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.

    If you get up here and just cannot resist these mountains, and think you may want a cabin or home to vacation to, or perhaps you may be looking for a great investment opportunity, please give me a call at 706.633.8186 or shoot me an email at ChadL@KW.com.

    If you have been to Brasstown Bald, please leave us some thoughts on your ecperience in the North Georgia Mountains and visit there!

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    1. Hey Charles,

      Thanks so much for leaving your thoughts. You are right, this is a beautiful area and one that I never take for granted.

      Take care and make it a GREAT day!

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