Bartram Trail: Wallace Branch to William's Pulpit

MODERATE 19 reviews
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Bartram Trail: Wallace Branch to William's Pulpit is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Franklin, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles 1158 feet Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Part of Section 4 of the 100-mile N.C. Bartram Trail. The trail offers a steady climb up the ridgelines and peaceful forests. There are spring and summer wildflowers along trail and a cascading Waterfall within 5 min. of parking area Along the trail there are views of Mill Creek Country Club and Valley from 100 ft. long rock shelf.

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11 days ago

Beautiful views.

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19 days ago

For the out of shape hiker this trail and it's steep inclines are a challenge, for everyone else it should be pretty easy! The views at the top are totally worth it.

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4 months 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.

5 months ago

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5 months ago

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

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9 months ago

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

11 months ago

well groomed trail with beautiful views

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1 year ago

Awesome very peaceful except out towards the airport

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3 years ago

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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.