|Sunset from Brasstown Bald|
I felt a little touristy driving all the way to the summit parking lot of Georgia but I had driven all the way from Charleston and was quite tired. Unlike many high points, Brasstown Bald does offer some substantial hiking trails but it also has the 0.6 mile paved route from the parking lot which I took. Oh well.
Although you can see the summit from the parking area, it is several hundred feet above and the hike is steep. A paved trail reaches the summit and if you have impaired mobility, the park service can drive you to the summit. The trail itself doesn't really have much for scenery or interest other than the summit. Once on top, the observation tower is open during business hours but you can spend as much time as you'd like around the outside areas.
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