Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway
Located within the Chattahoochee National Forest in northeast Georgia, the Russell Brasstown Scenic Byway is a 41-mile loop revealing some of the most dramatic scenery in the state.
The Russell-Brasstown route was awarded National Scenic Byway Designation on June 15, 2000.
This route includes Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest mountain. Located near the byway is the Bavarian-themed town of Helen. Following State Highways 348, 180, and 17/75, the loop encircles Wildlife Management Areas, the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River, and a section of the Appalachian Trail. Nearby Vogel and Unicoi State Parks offer numerous recreational opportunities in addition to the camping, fishing and hiking facilities found along the Byway.
- Take I-985 North which becomes US 23
- North on US 23 to SR 384
- North on SR 384 to SR 75
- North on SR 75
- The byway begins at the intersection of SR 17/75 and SR 75 Alternate
Roads Included in the Byway
- SR 75 Alternate from SR 17 / 75, west to SR 348
- 348 from SR 75 Alt., northwest to SR 180
- SR 180 from SR 348, east to SR 17 / 75
- SR 180 Spur north from SR 180
- SR 17/75 from SR 180, south to SR 75 Alt.