Tidbits: Highest point in Georgia
Summitted, April 4, 2016
Time Zone: GMT -5 hours
When to go:
Hotel and Climb Reservation:
State Route 180East onto 180 Spur at Jack's Gap for 3 miles until you each the Brasstown Bald Recreation Area entrance and parking area. Note there is a small fee ($5) to access the site...this price includes a shuttle to the summit if you desire.
This area in Georgia is surprisingly mountainous and wooded. The Recreation Area contains a large parking lot and visitor's center. You have two options to reach the summit...first, is to walk the 1/2 mile paved trail (easily located behind the visitor's center) directly to the summit, or take a free shuttle to the summit.
The summit contains a large visitor's center that offers commanding views in all directions. The high-point itself is sneakingly hidden behind a locked gate near the staircase. While some people feel they reached the high point by getting to the visitor's center, I always like to "touch" the high-point itself. I found out that if you ask nicely, a ranger will open the locked gate so you can get to the marker and the "true" summit.
Visitor's center located at the top of the trail
View from summit