Official Website of the North Carolina Bartram Trail Society

Trail Advisories

Listed below are parts of the NC Bartram Trail that are not recommended for use at this time. You should use a trail map and/or a guide to familiarize yourself with this part of the trail and avoid using it.


Update–October 30, 2016:

The NCBT is temporarily closed due to a wildfire in the Highlands area as of Sat. 10/29/16:

Click here for more information.

NOTICE: While every attempt will be made to keep the above information current, sudden weather systems (tropical storms, snow storms, etc) can negatively impact the trail’s condition and cause sudden increases in the water flow of the streams that the trail crosses. Information is updated as soon as trail maintenance crews can visit a part of the trail and report their findings or repair the trail. Regardless of the currency of the “Advisory”, there is no substitute for using caution and prudence in making your decision to hike any trail that has, or possibly has had, some damage to its pathway. It’s better to turn around and retrace your steps (and hike another day) than to risk injury trying to traverse a dangerous trail condition. The NC Bartram Trail Society strongly recommends obtaining the trail maps and associated Guides. The BT crosses complicated terrain. Although the trail is marked (blazed) with yellow vertically-oriented rectangles in North Carolina and yellow diamonds in Georgia, it is important to know where you are on the trail and where you are going. You need to know the location of possible ingress and egress paths/roads, especially in case of emergency. Maps and guide books can be obtained by clicking here.