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Jacks Knob Trail

This blue-blazed trail begins with a short climb out of the Brasstown Bald parking lot, then descends nearly 1,500 feet through a series of switch backs that cover about two miles

photo: The Brasstown parking lot is the official beginning of the Jacks Know Trail. Photo by Ed Boon.

Length: 4.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $3.00

Allowed Uses:

Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Northeast Georgia, Brasstown Bald Visitor Center.
State(s): Georgia
Counties: Union
Longitude: -83.8102
Latitude: 34.87

Driving Directions

Take US 19 and 129 south from Blairsville for eight miles. Turn left onto GA 180. After eight miles, turn left onto GA 180 Spur and follow it three miles to the Brasstown Bald Visitor Center parking lot.

Description

This blue-blazed trail begins with a short climb out of the Brasstown Bald parking lot, then descends nearly 1,500 feet through a series of switch backs that cover about two miles. It crosses GA 180 in Jacks Gap and then climbs about 2.2 miles to the Appalachian Trail at Chattahoochee Gap. Approximately .2 mile south of Jacks Gap, the trail enters the Mark Trail Wilderness. Blazes will be farther apart on the wilderness portion of the trail.

Additional Details

Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 8%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: 3,000
Elevation High Point: 4,350
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1980

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Frances Mason
US Forest Service
P.O. Box 9
GainesvilleBlairsville , GA 30514
(706) 745-6928
fhmason@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/conf

 

Photos

The Brasstown parking lot is the official beginning of the Jacks Know Trail. Photo by Ed Boon.

The Brasstown parking lot is the official beginning of the Jacks Know Trail. Photo by Ed Boon.

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