Bartram Trail

Type: Backcountry
Length: 78.40 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
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.

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
90 Sloan Rd.
Franklin , NC 28734
(828) 524-6441



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