Georgia peaks

971 peaks

Highest peak

Brasstown Bald

4,784 ft / 1,458 m

Most summited peak

Brasstown Bald

87 summits

Most prominent peak

Cowpen Mountain

2,506 ft / 763 m prom

Georgia summits

598 summits

First Ascent Awards

104 of 971 peaks 10%

Top climbing months

March 23%

April 20%

June 11%

Georgia mountains highlights

  • Stone Mountain 1,686 ft outside of Atlanta is a popular quartz-domed peak with a huge and controversial Confederate memorial carving on its north face
  • Brasstown Bald in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the highest peak in Georgia at 4,784 ft
  • The southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, the country’s most famous long-distance hiking trail, is at Springer Mountain 3,782 ft.
  • Georgia’s mountains lie in the northeast corner of the state, the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains
"Buzzard Mountain can be accessed via FS343. This is an old closed road that probably was last maintained a decade or more ago. You will have to navigate around/ over a lot of fallen trees. Parking is available almost directly across the road at FS450. Total hike is about 1.8 miles with the first mile on FS343. If you could hike this directly, and I guess you could if you were really crazy and in shape, it would be 1/3 this distance. I don't hike inclines over 30 degrees, with the longer route you will live another day to climb another summit. My new tablet does a terrible job for elevation tra" - Buzzard Mountain, rkovacs, Mar 24, 2017
"One of the five "Rocky Mountain" SOTA summits in Georgia. Parking for a couple of cars off on the side of Cooper Creek Rd where it turns right. Some maps show Rocky Mountain Rd at this intersection but if it was open to cars it was a long time ago and not driveable by car, ATV, bike, or even walking in some sections. Moderate hike of about 1 mile, mostly off trail but does follow parts of old road and trail on and off. About 800 feet elevation gain." - Rocky Mountain, rkovacs, Mar 11, 2017
"This is likely the most difficult hike in Georgia due to the remoteness of this mountain. With me were Pat (KI4SVM), and my son Sawyer. We took an approach from the north (North Carolina) instead of from the South (Georgia). This approach eliminated a hike on the AT and a shorter hike overall. The hike was 2.5 miles one way with 2220' EG. There is plenty of parking at the end of Eagle Fork Rd where there is a locked forest service gate. The first mile is on an old forest road and crosses Loggy Branch creek and is an easy hike. The creek is easy to hop across at that point. Shortly after that " - Hightower Bald, rkovacs, Mar 4, 2017
"Access to this trail is directly off Doublehead gap road. There is room for about 2 cars. The trail is not marked but has been semi-maintained recently. It is a very gradual trail for the first half and a very easy hike. Half-way up the trail looks to come to an end and you have to do a 20 foot bushwhack to the next trail, really not a big deal. That is where the trail becomes much more defined and starts to gain a little more elevation. The last bit to the summit is a bit steep but not much more than a 20% or so. It is a typical Georgia summit with lots of large oak trees and views through th" - Wilson Mountain, rkovacs, Jan 18, 2017
"Hooray for Labor Day weekend! We flew into Atlanta from Vegas with the intention of bagging 9 new state highpoints and a couple National Park highpoints in 4 days. We accomplished that and then some!" - Brasstown Bald, Kevin, Sep 5, 2016

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