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Location: Northeast Georgia, Brasstown Bald Visitor Center.
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.
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.
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
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