Brasstown Bald is the highest point in Georgia at 4,784 feet above sea level. This bald in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is an amazing spot for a panoramic view of Atlanta and other major cities in Georgia, as well as surrounding states including North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
It is also one of the first mountains in North Georgia to display a magnificent show of fall colors. The 360-degree views are a sight to see, especially during the second and fourth weeks of October when the foliage is at its peak.
The mountain is also known for its historic fire tower that was built by Nick Nicholson, a local timber entrepreneur and forest ranger, in the early 1900s. The tower was later dismantled and replaced with a beautiful observation deck.
Hiking up Brasstown Bald is a great way to explore the natural beauty of Georgia. There are numerous trails in the area that lead to breathtaking mountain overlooks and cascading waterfalls.
Alternatively, you can take in the sights of Brasstown Bald on the ground by hiking up the trail that leads to the observation deck from the parking lot. There are several overlooks along the way and a visitor center with climate, history, weather, ecology, and geology exhibits.
You can also use the telescopes at the observation deck to get a closer look at the scenery. This is a great way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with your family and friends!