bartram trail

April 21st: Jones Gap to Whiterock Mountain

Macon Plaza 155 Macon Plaza Drive, Franklin, NC, United States

Spring wildflowers, a wildlife meadow, and views are highlights of this moderate forest hike of 4.6 miles round trip. A steep but short spur trail up Whiterock Mountain offers some especially stunning views of Tessentee Valley and the Nantahala mountains. The overall elevation gain is modest with a few steep, rocky sections both on the […]

April 22 Walking with Bartram

Warwoman Dell

We have rescheduled our last Walking with Bartram hike to this Monday, April 22. We will be meeting at Warwoman Dell at 9am and shuttling to Sandy Ford. We hope you'll come join us this time! We had to reschedule because of the USFS prescribed burns that we encountered last time. RSVP below if you […]

April 23rd: Full Moon Hike

Fairgrounds Kiosk 1436 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC, United States

Join Star Henderson to hike the Bartram Trail through Franklin on this April's full moon. We'll take the new route through the Fairgrounds and Rec Park, continuing down Allman Drive, through the Cartoogechaye Creek meadow, onto the Little Tennessee Greenway to Big Bear, then continue down Main Street Franklin to the Lazy Hiker for refreshment […]

April 26th Walking with Bartram -FULL-

Warwoman Dell

The Walking with Bartram hike this week has already filled up. We hope you'll join us next month! We'll be hiking the 8.5 mile section from Wilson Gap to Warwoman Dell. This hike will cover some beautiful country as we pass Becky Branch Falls, Martin Creek, Pinnacle knob, and much more to experience in between. […]

April 30th Trailhead Tuesday

First United Methodist Church 66 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC, United States

We’ll plan to meet at First United Methodist Church in Franklin at 1pm before heading out to clean up at Bartram Trail trailheads. This is a program for those looking to get involved with limited time. We will meet in the early afternoon to divide and conquer some minor clean up and trail head maintenance. […]

May 5th Barkin’ with Bartram

Cowee School 51 Cowee School Dr., Franklin, NC

A special hike for those who want to bring along your dogs, or just be around some! For this outing, we'll hike the Bartram Trail from Winding Stair along the Nantahala River to Beechertown then up to the Surge Chamber. That's just under 7 miles RT, including the paved greenway section along the River. A […]

May 11th: Second Saturday Workday -Wallace Branch

Wallace Branch 1719 Ray Cove Rd, Franklin, North Carolina, United States

Come enjoy the spring weather and give back to the trail by volunteering with us on our Second Saturday Workday. Location is at Wallace Branch trailhead and we will meet at 9am and work until about 3pm. Please bring work gloves, good boots, plenty of water, lunch, any meds you might need and esprit de […]

May 13th: Naturalizing the Nantahala

Come out on Monday, May 13th to slow down and explore the natural wonders of the Nantahala mountains. We'll be taking our time, smelling the plants, hearing the birds, tracking the critters, and learning from each other and from the environment. Along with what you would normally take with you into the woods, feel free […]

“And So I Run” Discussion with Author Anne Jobe

Macon County Public Library 149 Siler Farm Road, Franklin, NC, United States

Please join us Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 p.m. in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room. We're looking forward to hosting this intimate discussion with long-distance runner and author, Anne Jobe. Anne Jobe is one of the authors in Blood Sweat Tears. This is a soon to be released collection of short stories by women […]

May 17th: Third Friday Workday

Come enjoy the spring weather and give back to the trail by volunteering with us on our Third Friday Workday. We'll be meeting at the Big Bear Shelter on the Franklin Greenway at 9am. Here are the coordinates: 35.186096,-83.372978 Please bring work gloves, good boots, plenty of water, lunch, any meds you might need and […]

May 24th: Walking with Bartram -FULL-

Hale Ridge Road

This hike is full. We hope you can join us next time! This hike will take us 9.2 miles to the GA/NC border, straddling the eastern continental divide and passing over Rabun Bald, Georgia's second highest mountain. We will meet at the Hale Ridge Rd Trailhead at 9am, and get shuttled up to Wilson Gap. […]