Bartram Trail: Wilson Gap to Rabun Bald

MODERATE 3 reviews

Bartram Trail: Wilson Gap to Rabun Bald is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Spring Lake, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,132 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Take Warwoman Rd out of Clayton, GA. Turn left at Tuckaluge Creek Rd. Bear right onto Dan Gap Rd (155). Turn left onto Wilson Gap Rd. You'll see a Dead End sign.Continue to trail head.

hiking
2 months ago

Decent day hike - the view from the fire tower at Rabun Bald is awesome. Some decent ascents but never overly burdensome - ample water along the way too.

Summer time rains left some portions highly overgrown, it’s not a highly travelled trail (which was wonderful - as much as I love the AT it’s a busy place these days).

I can imagine the views on the way up are quite spectacular in late fall - summer time was lush and quiet.

The road in from warwoman rd had a fair bit of ruts and washout 4WD highly recommended.

hiking
Friday, November 25, 2016

Wonderful hike from Wilson Gap. Had the trail all to ourselves. Tons of leaf litter which made seeing rocks a bit tough. At higher elevations the leafs have fallen which made for great views of the surrounding mountains. Getting through Warwoman WMA on the forest service roads was a bit tough. Glad we had a 4 wheel drive truck. All in all, a great hike!

hiking
Wednesday, November 23, 2016