If you think you have seen all the mountain tops and the landscape the state of Georgia has to offer, we bet you have not. This mountain not only has a spectacular view but it is also covered in art. This Georgia mountain covered in graffiti will give you all the views without the hike.
Bell Mountain is located in Hiawassee, Northeast Georgia. This is not a hike, so do not fear. All you have to do is walk up some stairs and march on a wooden landing, and then you are there.
To be honest, it is harder to get to the parking lot than it is to get to the top of this mountain. When you get to the address, you will notice that there is only a one-lane road going up to the parking lot.
Of course, there are a few shoulders that you can pull into so you can let cars past, or so they can let you through, but its all a part of the adventure, right?
The road is paved all the way to the top. There are two parking lots that you can choose to park in. It is 300 feet to the top if you choose to park in the lower one, but if you park in the upper one, you do not have to walk very far.
The ride up might be a little scary, but it is worth the view that you are about to see.
If you are wanting to see the best view, it is best to go all the way to the top and endure the good amount of stairs that you will have to climb to get there.
There are several observation decks and you can stay there as long as you want.
You can see for miles and miles on a nice clear day. You have a great view of Lake Chatuge and Hiwassee. It is a 360-degree view, so no matter where you stand, you will see some pretty sweet panorama.
That is not all, as you are walking up to the top, you will see graffiti everywhere. Locals are pretty divided about it, as some think it is beautiful and unique while others think it should not be there.
Bell Mountain is completely free to drive up and see the view, so it is worth taking the drive one summer day with some friends to experience it.
Address: 220 Shake Rag Rd, Hiawassee, GA 30546
Why you should go: There is no hike to see the view, but you might have to take a few flights of stairs. Once you get to the top, you will see a 360-degree view of the area and see graffiti art everywhere.