Outing Alert
June 09, 2011
Brasstown Bald Hike
Saturday, June 18, 2011 - with Ben Cash
Brasstown Bald Historical Marker

Outing Description:

Rather than walking to the visitor's center on the mountaintop, we'll hike down an abandoned roadbed which has been converted into a hiking trail.  We'll walk about 2 miles down the Wagon Train Trail towards Young Harris College and return by the same route.  The entire walk will be above 4,000 ft elevation where the cool, moist, northern aspect of Georgia's highest mountain harbors flora uncommon in Georgia such as American mountain ash, minnie bush, yellow birch, pin cherry, and mountain maple.

Date of Outing: 
Saturday, June 18, 2011

Meeting Time, Place, and Directions:

10:00 am in parking lot on Brasstown Bald.


Ben Cash 

Outing Location:

Towns & Union Counties

Distance and Difficulty:

Approximately 4 miles total. Moderate.  Less than 500 ft elevation difference between lowest and highest points on hike.  Some sections are rocky.  Leisurely pace.


10 hikers


Lunch, water, rain gear, appropriate clothing and footwear, hiking poles, etc.  (Allergic to bees/wasps?  Remember your meds/epi-pen)

Hikers will be notified if hike is canceled due to forecast of severe weather, etc.

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Thank you for not bringing your pet friends on Georgia ForestWatch outing.

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Questions: (706) 778 5155 or (706) 968 3841 for cell on the day of the hike.

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