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NC Bartram Trail Guestbook

August 1st, 2009 by NC BTS

See what others are saying about the NC Bartram Trail! Click here to add your comments to our new guestbook. 

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5 responses about “NC Bartram Trail Guestbook”

  1. Ken Johnson (Trail Snail) said:

    Greetings, I have hiked about half of the BT. It is a marvelous trail. Thanks to all of you maintainers for all your hard work.

  2. Peter Grimmer said:

    Backpacked the BT from Wallace Branch to Wayah Shelter, then north on the AT, with a high school group of 11. GREAT TRAIL! We saw plenty of salamanders, a snake, and even a big turtle! It walked right up to us.

    -The trail is more difficult than the section of the AT we hiked. Plan on covering less ground per day on the BT than the AT.

    Campsites were great and abundant enough. Water sources were sometimes a little tricky to find and filter from, but they were fine. If you are a first time backpacker like our group mostly was, i would recommend bringing some device with which to determine your exact location (like a GPS or compass). One slight problem we had with the BT was that we never knew exactly where we were unless we were at a major landmark on the map. But this wasn’t a huge issue, made things more exciting. And, bring at least 2 liters of water storage because we only typically encountered one source of water every day.

    Overall a great experience on this trail. If you’re looking for a nice, easy paced 5 day, 4 night backpacking trip, Wallace Branch to Nantahala Outdoor Center (on the AT) is a great route!

  3. Edith Mason said:

    This is to let you know regarding blow downs and heavy overgrown trail section between Appletree Group Campgrounds and Lauren Branch Trail.
    We hiked it today and it is a mess.
    We love your trail and hiked all the section over and over again.

    Edith Mason

  4. NC BTS said:

    Thank you, Edith! We will look into this.
    -Thomas Witherspoon

  5. Lenny Chew said:


    Lenny from Tampa FL here. I have enjoyed hiking both the GA and NC Bartram Trail over the years. I am thinking of hiking Bee Gum Gap to Hickory Knoll (have not done the new extension past Buckeye Creek)

    Was this section impacted by the wildfire last fall? In September I hiked the Wayah to Cheoah, AT loop and I think that was before the fire.


    Lenny Chew

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