Brasstown Bald

#7 of 140 trails in Cohutta Wildlife Management Area
Brasstown Bald is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Hiawassee, GA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles 341 feet Out & Back
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From the lower parking lot to the tower and back is 7 miles. You can also drive to the base of the tower and make it a short one half mile jaunt.

William Schlueter

8 Completed6 Reviews

Paved path .6 miles steep incline but plenty of places to catch your breath. Great views on top.

Amy Upholz

1 Completed1 Reviews

This is a nice paved trail. Only .6 miles but steep and great for exercise! Our 3 dogs loved it. They have water dishes for dogs at the top and the bottom. When you get to the summit you can look out over NSEW. Beautiful view!

Darius Hill

1 Completed1 Reviews

This was the 1st hike I ever completed. I can't wait to continue my journey as a new hiker!

Adam Foster

1 Completed1 Reviews

steep walk up a paved road. however look at weather forecasts if there are any clouds you can not see at the top. good day trip.

Taylor Farr

24 Completed24 Reviews

Michael Francis

12 Completed7 Reviews

We've done this walk several times to go to the top of the mountain. I wouldn't classify it as a hike as much as a long walk up a sidewalk on a mountain top. It's pretty steep the whole way, but there are a few benches and spots along the way to sit and catch your breath. The view from the top is really great. On another note, if you have a telescope, this is a great place to go at night. They allow you to go to the parking lot, but not on up to the top of the mountain, just pay the parking fee at the parking lot and you can stargaze all night long. Several of the local astronomy clubs go here fairly often.

Jon-Michael Peterson

4 Completed4 Reviews

Relatively vertical and short trail. It's fully paved and quite shaded. Also, if you dread the trail but want to see the sights, a van will take you to the top. There is another trail connected to it that is much longer if you want to make more of a day hike out of it. The view from the top is one of the best in GA and the visitor center there is VERY informative.

Jaclyn null

21 Completed15 Reviews

Are you in northeast Georgia or considering a trip there? You've gotta see Brasstown Bald! The walk up doesn't take too long. It is a paved path that is well-maintained. It's all uphill, so be sure to grab a bottle of water before you begin your hike up. The views from the top are unparalleled, especially on a cool, clear day, so be sure to bring your camera, too! The observation area is great. There is an education center and a short film that runs every few minutes. The walk back down is super easy. Overall, this location is definitely family friendly. If you want to get to the top without the hike, you can pay a few bucks and hitch a ride in one of Brasstown Bald's transportation vans.

I've been to this spot on a number of occasions and it remains one of my favorite things to do.

Ryan Watkins

15 Completed13 Reviews

This short trail, only around half of a mile, has a steep incline of some 500 feet. The path is paved and at the top is the highest point in Georgia, Brasstown Bald. The hike isn't particularly scenic, and there's usually a decent crowd coming and going. The views at the top, however, are amazing and worth the pain of the short hike.

Amber Loomis

17 Completed13 Reviews

I have hiked this trail probably half a dozen or more times. The trail is short and paved, but steep. The views at the top are amazing especially in fall when the leaves are turning.