Length: 78.40 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: The trail starts at the NC/GA border near Scaly Mountain and ends at Cheoah Bald near Robbinsville
States: North Carolina
Counties: Macon, Graham
Latitude: 35.32402 Longitude: -83.68389
Spans the length of Tuskegee NF, NE of Tuskegee, N of US 80
The Bartram Trail follows the path that the famous botanist, William Bartram, took in the 1700s. It traverses the path through Georgia and North Carolina for 78 miles and provides some great opportunities for backpacking. One section includes a road/trail route or a canoe route. Part of the trail is located on private lands and public roads.
Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted
Average Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: 1,900
Elevation High Point: 5,342
Year Designated: 1985
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: The North Carolina Bartram Trail Society
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MY FAVORITE TRAIL-The Bartram Trail
My first long-distance hike was The Appalachian Trail in 1989-90. I enjoyed that hike so much that I went hiking as much as possible and I now have over 12,000 trail miles
Of all the trails that I have hiked The Bartram Trail is my FAVORITE TRAIL.
I first hiked the Bartram Trail when I was preparing for my 2003 Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike. I hiked it again, prior to my 2005 Continental Divide thru-hike. I enjoyed those two Bartram Trail hikes so much that I hiked it three more times and plan on hiking it again.
April 5, 2018
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