Enjoy the View!

Brasstown Bald, rising 4,784 feet above sea level, is Georgia’s tallest mountain. Its amazing 360-degree view allows you to see the high-rises of downtown Atlanta, as well as the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina on a clear day. With its own unique weather, Brasstown Bald is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day — or glimpse the first of the changing leaves each fall. The site features a unique gift shop, and a visitor center that focuses on Georgia history, geology and the natural world. You can walk the steep, paved path to the top or take the shuttle, which is included in the $5 admission fee.


To get to here, you’ll take a ride on the Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway (GA 180), which winds through the valleys and mountain gaps of the southern Appalachian Mountains. From Blairsville, GA, take US 19 & 129 south for 8 miles. Turn left onto GA 180. Go 9 miles to GA Spur 180 and turn left. Go 3 miles to the Brasstown Bald parking lot. Note: GPS coordinates for the intersection of Highway 180 and Spur 180 are N34.847894, W83.798567.

Brasstown Bald Recreation Area & Visitor Center

May-November: Open daily 10am-5pm
December-April: As weather allows (call to verify)
2941 GA-180 Spur
Hiawassee, GA 30546


North-facing Webcam

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South-facing Webcam

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