History. Art. And the Great Outdoors. 


Leaving behind a legacy of art, writings, and an appreciation of nature's beauty, American naturalist William Bartram's southern journey found miles of unexplored beauty. With waterfalls and mountainous views nestled in the hills of North Carolina and the Appalachian Trail, take a hike through history and experience the beauty of North Carolina in the footsteps of William Bartram.


About William Bartram

Known as a pioneer of wilderness preservation and exploration, William Bartram navigated uncharted territories on foot and forged relationships with Native American tribes in the area, all of which he recorded in his published journal "Bartram Travels".

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Take Care of the Trail

Ready to take the next step? Wilderness preservation is important and everyone can help. You can become a contributor to our cause, or participate yourself by becoming a member, volunteering on our trails and more.

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