Helen to Brasstown Bald Loop

Helen, Georgia 30545

Helen to Brasstown Bald Loop

Helen to Brasstown Bald Loop Professional Review and Guide

"This 50-mile drive is a typical north Georgia mountain drive that encompasses both the flavor of the Bavarian-style village of Helen and the natural beauty of the mountains in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The apex is at Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest point, with the return over the Russell Scenic Highway.

Special attractions: The town of Helen and its many gift and craft shops; Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest point; Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway; grand fall colors and spring and summer flowers; Unicoi State Park and Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area; Andrews Cove Recreation Area; excellent hiking trails; and trout fishing and hunting in season on the Chattahoochee National Forest and state wildlife management areas. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Helen to Brasstown Bald Loop Reviews

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7/18/2018
You can drive from Helen, GA to Brasstown Bald (the state’s highest point) along the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway in less than an hour, though you should allow some extra time to stop and take in the incredible scenery along the way. Your drive will take you through the incredible scenery of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Stop and view Dukes Creeks Falls from the observation deck near the road. If you have time, when you get to the Raven Cliff Falls area, stop and take a hike to view a number of lovely waterfalls. Once you get to the entrance to Brasstown Bald, expect a very steep drive to the top. (Note: You’ll need to pay a $5 entrance fee). When you get to the top, you can look out over breathtaking scenery encompassing North Georgia’s mountains, as well as parts of North Carolina (including a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains), Tennessee, and South Carolina. There is a short but steep half-mile hike to the summit, which is where the visitors center is located. There are also numerous longer, fairly rugged (and also steep!) hikes for more adventurous visitors. Be sure to visit the museum, where you can watch a film about the history of the area.
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6/4/2017
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11/12/2007
the hike to the visitor center was short and steep.
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Trail Information

Helen
Nearby City
50
Distance
Year-round
Season
USDA Forest Service, Chattooga Ranger District
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Oct 2018