This is one of the three out and back routes that summit the highest point in Georgia (Brasstown Bald). This is the Arkaquah trail. This route starts at the trail marker sign off of Trackrock Gap Rd. About a half mile before the turn around you exit the trail and you will cross the Brasstown parking lot and enter the small paved trail that leads you to the lookout tower. I set the summit turn around point at the base of the look out tower stairs. (The first set of stone ones) I did this to keep us from getting tangled up in the tourists checking out the tower it’s self. Tag the steps then turn around and head back to the trail marker located on the side of Trackrock Gap road.
You climb right at 4,000 ft of gain within this out and back and descend about 3500ft.
It posted as 11.7km. But it is 11.7 miles! Just a heads up.