Bartram Trail is a 7.7 mile out and back trail located near Clayton, GA that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Clayton: There are three access points. 1) Take US Hwy. 411 north 1 mile past Dillard. Turn right onto GA 246 toward Highlands, NC. Continue on GA 246 and 106 for 7 miles, and turn right onto Bald Mountain Road. Continue 2.1 miles, and take County Road 7 for 1.1 miles. 2) Take Warwoman Road ( State Road 884) east from Clayton for 3 miles to the Warwoman Dell Recreation Area. 3) Take US Hwy. 28 toward Walhalla (east) to the bridge at the Georgia/South Carolina line. The parking area is on left of the bridge prior to crossing into South Carolina.
Hiked from Warwoman Dell Rec area trailhead. GORGEOUS trail. 3 Spectacular Waterfalls. Very few people. Highly recommend!
Good workout! Beautiful always!
The trail head is on the road so you have to park at the warwomen dell area and follow the yellow marked path that leads you across the street and to the trail. There is a small waterfall not too far in and then there is nothing but the path and woods (about 3 miles) until you reach another small waterfall and then the landing with a larger Waterfall. Not a bad hike and worth the waterfall if you are going to stay a while and enjoy it.
I completed this trail through a series of day hikes. Every outing was better than the last. It is a beautiful trail. It's a pretty easy hike at either end of the trail & pretty hilly in the middle, but mostly moderate. There are lots of access points to the trail if you know where to go. You can access the trail at these places starting from the north part of the trail and going south: Hale Ridge Road, Beegum Gap, Courthouse Gap, War Woman Dell, Sandy Ford Road, Earl's Ford Road, & Russell Bridge. There are also a few nice camping spots especially at Martin Falls and along the Chattooga River.
did an out an back section of the trail in late spring, the trail was in great shape and has some sections that were pretty steep for the kids, but overall it was a very fun day.
I'd just like to second the fellow who advised to fill up on water. Even fresh after a rain water is pretty scarce.
Can be strenuous but for the most part a pleasant hike. Whenever you see water go ahead and fill up. Some stretches of the trail don't have water for a while.