BARTRAM TRAIL

TOTAL DISTANCE: 110 Miles

TRAIL STATUS: 100% Built

SOUTHERN TRAILHEAD: Russell Bridge near Satolah, Georgia

NORTHERN TRAILHEAD: Cheoah Bald near Wesser, N.C.

BLAZES: Yellow (Standard Blaze)

TYPICAL START DATES: None

TYPICAL DIRECTION: None

DIFFICULTY: Difficult

HIGHEST POINT: 5400 feet at Wine Spring Bald

LOWEST POINT: 1500 feet at the Chattooga River

STATES HIKED: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

MORE INFORMATION:
The N.C. Bartram Trail Society
P. O. Box 144
Scaly Mountain, NC 28775

HIGHLIGHTS: The Bartram Trail is named after William Bartram, a botanist who in 1773 was one of the earliest Europeans to explore the mountains of Georgia and North Carolina. The Bartram Trail roughly follows the route that the explorer followed as he recorded and catalogued over 200 species of native plants. The southern terminus starts along the Georgia and South Carolina border at the Chattooga River and after nine miles begins a series of climbs that peak at Rabun Bald (4,696 feet) a few miles south of the Georgia and North Carolina border. As the trail leaves Georgia for the Tarheel State, it climbs to some magnificent peaks including Scaly Mountain, Wayah Bald, and finally Cheoah Bald (5062 feet) the northern terminus of the Bartram Trail.

Bartram Trail Guidebook Bartram Trail Map

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