Bartram Trail

United States United States

Worth knowing

The Bartram Trail runs for a length of 169 kilometers through Georgia and North Carolina in the United States.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 8 days to walk the Bartram Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Bartram Trail

169 km
Elevation gain
7.150 m
Elevation loss
6.100 m
Highest Point
Wayah Bald Fire Tower / 1.628 m
Lowest Point
Chattooga River / 458 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
169 km
7.150 m
6.100 m
Wayah Bald Fire Tower
1.628 m
Chattooga River
458 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Bartram Trail
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Bartram Trail
Hardly any other people and you sleep in huts/tents with no contact to villages

The best time to hike the Bartram Trail is:


Arrival to the Bartram Trail

You will arrive via Greenville Spartanburg International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Taxi / Uber. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Bartram Trail

Departure is via McGhee Tyson Airport.

You can get to the airport per Zu Fuß / Mietwagen / Uber. Takes about 2 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Bartram Trail

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