The Bartram Trail winds from the mountains of north Georgia into North Carolina, ending on the summit of Cheoah Bald. While the footpath doesn’t get Rocky Mountain high, the mountainous terrain includes segments along the Eastern Continental Divide, the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and a trail highpoint on Wayah Bald at 5,385 feet.
“The Bartram Trail is a really good sampler of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains,” says Davis. “You get some great views and some good climbs, plus it’s not that well traveled so it makes you feel like a naturalist or explorer.”
Time to Complete: 7-10 days
Terrain: More challenging than the terrain typically found in Georgia and North Carolina, and sections can get overgrown (wear long pants).
Best Segment You Can Do In a Day: Nantahala Gorge to Cheoah Bald (6.6 miles one-way), the final segment of the Bartam Trail climbing to Cheoah Bald, is otherwise known as the “grandstand of the Appalachians” for its views.
For access to exclusive gear videos, celebrity interviews, and more, subscribe on YouTube!Back to top