Coosa Bald – You Call This A Bald?

Coosa Bald (4,271 feet) is one of the ten highest peaks in Georgia and it is accessible via the Duncan Ridge Trail which starts near Vogel State Park. The summit hardly qualifies as a bald these days and Mother Nature has mostly taken back this once open area. So if you want some views – go before the leaves bud on the trees, but you’ll likely have the place to yourself.

Bonus: Here we are at the summit enjoying the views to the South and the sunset to the West.


  1. BirdShooter says:

    It’s actually the Coosa Backcountry Trail and not the Coosa Bald Trail as I said in the video.

    Earlier guidebooks and maps have it blazed as yellow, but the Coosa Backcountry Trail is actually blazed in green from what we saw in April 2013.

    Another thing we noticed is that it’s the blue-blazed Duncan Ridge Trail that crosses the summit of Coosa Bald and not the Coosa Backcountry Trail. It’s a short (and roughly 0.4 mile) side hike to Coosa Bald from the Coosa Backcountry Trail, but the green blazed trail doesn’t actually cross the summit.

    Also – there’s no water on the summit and there are very few campsites, especially in the summer months. The once open area has almost entirely been reclaimed by Mother Nature.

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