Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway
National Forest: Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
Length: 40.6 mi / 65.4 km
Time to Allow: Three hours to enjoy the byway
Surrounded by the beauty of the Chattahoochee National Forest, the byway winds through the valleys and mountain gaps of the southern Appalachians. From the vistas atop Brasstown Bald to the cooling mists of waterfalls, scenic wonders fill this region. Hike the Appalachian Trail or fish in a cool mountain stream.
Deep in the southern Appalachian Mountains, through misty green valleys, within the unsurpassed beauty of the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway winds its way to some of northern Georgia’s greatest fishing spots. Cast a fly in a secluded mountain stream, or take advantage of trout fisheries found only in the northeast region of the state.
Cool in the summer, mild in the winter, this byway beckons you to lose yourself in its luscious timberland. Linger atop Brasstown Bald (Georgia's tallest mountain) to absorb all 360-degrees of rolling highlands. Escape the crowds and retire to the cooling mists of the byway's numerous waterfalls. Got a hanker for a hike, but the Appalachian Trail isn't what you had in mind? Sparkling waterfalls and secluded valley views are just a short stroll from the main road.
to Enjoy the Ride...
1-Day Trip: Russell-Brasstown Waterfall Tour
Full of scenic areas and historical landmarks, the Russell Brasstown waterfall tour will take your family past cascading waters and rocky cliffs.