High Points: Brasstown Bald, Georgia

Come visit this Cherokee named place of fresh green.
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Come visit this Cherokee named place of fresh green.

Elevation: 4,784 feet

Summit:

It's a leisurely half-mile stroll up a paved trail to the interpretive museum that presides over this panorama of densely forested mountains. Inside, weird-looking wax figures narrate a verbal tour. Outside, you can see four states on a clear day. The Cherokee had a more fitting name for this un-bald mountain: Itse'yi, or place of fresh green.

Contact: Brasstown Bald Visitor Center, (706) 896-2556

USGS Topo: Jacks Gap