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Brasstown Bald State Park

From You5868.14 Mi
Local TipsThere is a fun annual 5K race to the top of Brasstown Bald each December called the Brasstown Baldbuster!!
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2015-02-15
Created ByVictorM
  • Paved
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Limited Hours
  • Hills
  • Out And Back
  • Good For Workouts
  • Single-Track
  • Technical
  • Fee
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance15-39
Volume of Use
  • Low
DescriptionBrasstown Bald is the highest natural point in the state of Georgia, USA, with a summit elevation of 4,784 feet (1,458 m) above mean sea level. There are several trails that you can hike / run to make it to the top.

From the northeast, starting at the intersection of Owl Creek Road and the concurrent Georgia 17 and Georgia 75 near Mountain Scene, the climb is 13.5 kilometers (8.4 mi) long, gaining 828 meters (2,717 ft).
From the southeast, starting at the intersection of Georgia 180 and Georgia 17/75 near Sooky Gap, the climb is 13.1 kilometers (8.1 mi) long, gaining 790 meters (2,592 ft), an average of 6.0% grade.
From the west, starting at the intersection of Georgia 180 and Georgia 348 near Choestoe, the climb is 14.9 kilometers (9.3 mi), gaining 856 meters (2,808 ft), an average of 5.7% grade.
From the intersection of Route 180 and Route 180 Spur at Jacks Gap the climb is 4.9 kilometers (3.0 mi) at an average gradient of 11.2%, (height gain: 551 meters (1,808 ft)).

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