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This 4.5 mile trail descends 1,500 feet over 2 miles and later joins the Appalachian Trail.

This trail begins with a short climb out of the Brasstown Bald Visitor Center parking lot. Then descends nearly 1,500 feet through a series of switchbacks that cover about 2 miles. It crosses GA Why 180 in Jacks Gap and then climbs about 2.2 miles to the Appalachian Trail at Chattahoochee Gap. Approximately .2 miles south of Jack's Gap, the trail enters the Mark Trail Wilderness. Blazes will be farther apart on the wilderness portion of the trail.

There is a parking fee.

Visitors should stop by the Brasstown Ranger District, or call 706-745-6928 for more information on these trails.

Directions: From Blairtstown, Take US 19 and 129 south from Blairsville for 8 miles. Turn left (east) onto Georgia 180. Go 8 miles and turn left (north) onto Georgia 180 Spur and follow it 3 miles to Brasstown Bald Visitor Center Parking Lot.

Distance: 4.5 miles

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Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia

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