Bartram Trail

photo:  Photo by BTS. Type: Backcountry
Length: 78.40 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

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

Description

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.

Additional Details

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 Documents

Website: The North Carolina Bartram Trail Society

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Sally Browning
US Forest Service
USFS
90 Sloan Rd.
Franklin , NC 28734
(828) 524-6441
sbrowning@fs.fed.us
http://www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/

 

Photos

BTS Trail crew members build new bridge on Ledbetter Creek near Cheoah Bald. Photo by BTS.

BTS Trail crew members build new bridge on Ledbetter Creek near Cheoah Bald. Photo by BTS.

 Photo by BTS.

Photo by BTS.

 

 Photo by BTS.

Photo by BTS.

 Photo by BTS.

Photo by BTS.

 

View from Wayah Bald. Photo by BTS.

View from Wayah Bald. Photo by BTS.

Wayah Bald Lookout Tower. Photo by BTS.

Wayah Bald Lookout Tower. Photo by BTS.

 

View from Whiterock Mountain on the Fishhawk Range. Photo by BTS.

View from Whiterock Mountain on the Fishhawk Range. Photo by BTS.

Bartram’s Route  1773-1776. Photo by BTS.

Bartram’s Route 1773-1776. Photo by BTS.

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