Bartram Trail: Wallace Branch to William's Pulpit

MODERATE 6 reviews

Bartram Trail: Wallace Branch to William's Pulpit is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Franklin, NC that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

4.1 miles 1112 feet Out & Back



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Information: HIGHLIGHTS Part of Section 4 of the 100-mile N.C. Bartram Trail Steady climb up the ridgelines and peaceful forests Spring and Summer wildflowers along trail Cascading Waterfall within 5 min. of parking area Views of Mill Creek Country Club and Valley from 100 ft. long rock shelf Yellow Blazed trail William's Pulpit Coordinates: 35.43311, -83.46002

1 month ago

So...almost exactly 4 miles round trip to Williams pulpit. When you see the sign, take the small trail to the left for the overlook.

1 month ago

Fantastic trail, beautiful views! But be ready for the final climb - it's a real workout!

1 month ago

5 months ago

Very cool. Perfect for my family. (Wife and kids 9,7,5 years old) nice high climb near Williams Pulpit.

8 months ago

well groomed trail with beautiful views

3 years ago

Great short hike, as it is only 4 miles roundtrip, though the steepness makes it feel a little longer. There is an elevation change of 1000 feet in 1 mile. The trail is mostly moderate but the last bit is a little challenging.

Trail is well-marked with yellow trail markers. There are 2 waterfalls and a campground along the way. When we went, some campers had left a lot of duct tape and a bit of trash, which we cleared out.

You'll reach a sign that says William's Pulpit, keep going! You will reach a second sign and the rock ledge will be toward the left. You get about a 180-degree view of Mill Creek Valley, the view is nice, but some trees block the left side, I think you'll get a better view when there is not as much vegetation.