Bartram Trail: Wallace Branch to William's Pulpit

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Bartram Trail: Wallace Branch to William's Pulpit is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back 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.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1158 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

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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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is my second time doing this hike. The waterfall is very pretty and the view from William's Pulpit is a nice one. The hike is pretty steadily up hill and you'll be glad to get to your final destination--particularly since the climb continues thereafter. This time we actually went several miles further to Harrison Gap and I can say that it was a real workout--we were thrilled to get to William's Pulpit on the way back!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy/moderate hike. Mostly in woods, but a few mountain views sneak in. My dog liked it too. Fairly light traffic for a Sat.

3 months ago

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4 months ago

Nice walk in the woods but not very scenic. Not a loop!

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

Up to Williams pulpit where the view is absolutely worth a stop and a chill moment looking at the lake below. Come back the same way it's mostly downhill and really easy
A beautiful forest with not so many people hiking around.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

Beautiful views.

hiking
7 months 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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7 months ago

8 months ago

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9 months ago

A nice hike, tough ascent if you're a flatlander, and a leg pumping scramble to the pulpit. Nice view!

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9 months ago

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11 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.

11 months ago