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Hike the Wagon Train Trail to Brasstown Bald

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Young Harris, GA   Hike: Hike the Wagon Train Trail to Brasstown Bald  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 5 2019  7:00 am >> Sat, Oct 5 2019 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Sep 17 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 3 2019 10:00 am
Event Duration:10 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:13 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chuck R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


The wagon TrainTrail follows an old roadbed that was abandoned back some time ago. It is one of the least strenuous of the big 3 trails that leads to Brasstown Bald, which is the tallest mountain in Georgia - 4784 ft. Our hike will began at the trail head of the Wagon Train. We hike approximately 6 miles to the bottom of Brasstown Bald and will have access to bathrooms at that time. We will then take the paved walk way up for .6 miles to the summit. Once we reach the observation deck, we will take our lunch break and enjoy the 360 views of 4 states. After lunch we will re- trace our steps back to our cars. There will also be a stop on the way up at McDonalds in Dahlonega for a bathroom break. This hike has approximately around 3000 feet in mountain travel. I will like to see hikers who had recently done high D4 and D5s with the A.O.C.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Plenty of fluid for adequate hydration
  • Trail Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Good hiking shoes/boots
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Hiking poles 
  • camera
  • Change of clothes/socks/shoes for ride home

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Event Directions: :From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 to Dahlonega. Continue on US Hwy 19 North past Voget State Park, then take a right on State Road 180 East. Stay on 180 for 2.4 miles, turn left at Town Creek School Rd and after 2 miles turn right on Trackrock Church Rd. Take another right onto Trackrock Gap Rd. You will meet up with State road 76 (Main Street of Young Harris).Turn right when you get to Bald Mountain road, it will be the parking lot of the Methodist Church and then park. The trail head is up the hill at the iron gates on the right, Wait at the parking lot!

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):160Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $64.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Will hike in rain,if conditions are favorable!

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.