Wagon Train Trail

Blairsville, Georgia 30514

Wagon Train Trail

Wagon Train Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Wagon Train Trail rises above 4000 feet of elevation and traverses ridge tops to offer plenty of dramatic views, particularly in winter. The grade is primarily moderate, with only brief steep climbs, and unusually wide in places. In the 1930s, prisoners constructed the path, which served as a roadbed for GA Highway 66, linking Young Harris with Brasstown Bald and GA Highway 180.

Beginning at Young Harris, the climb up is a steady push, but the rewards are many as breaks in the tall oaks allow you to peer out across the broad valley where Young Harris sits, examine deep coves, and gaze upon distant ridges. The trail ends at the Brasstown Bald parking lot, and from there you can opt to take the Summit Trail to the observation tower, which is the highest point in the state of Georgia at 4784 feet."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,350 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3–4 hours one-way
Year-round, with best views in winter
U.S. Forest Service, Blue Ridge District
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Hiawassee
Local Maps