Explore the most popular trails near Dillard with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Dillard, Georgia Map
3 days ago

Excellent trail with a view that cannot be beat. The road up is very rough so t as ke your time and know it's worth it.

trail running
4 days ago

Have run this multiple times. Pristine views. 5 creeks and 2 waterfalls when wet. Hard run up. Fast run down! Start in the dark and hit the summit as the sun comes up!

8 days ago

Excellent short but easy hike. The road in is rough but worth it. I suggest a truck or Jeep as the recent rain has down damage to the roads.

trail running
24 days ago

Great run. Steady climb. Just FYI my watch clocked 2100 ft elevation gain, which was a bit higher than noted above.

Love this hike!

Great easy hike!

1 month ago

Great easy trail to walk/run to see some great views. Unfortunately we walked it on a very cloudy day so we could not see it in all of its beauty. We will definitely be back on a sunny day.

The drive is challenging and a little rough. Hike is fairly easy. The views are amazing!

The hike itself is easy and the views are stunning especially in fall. However the forest service trail up took a long time and was a bit harrowing at sections. I would have rather hiked longer and avoided that. Won’t be back.

a good beginner hike. started at 11am and got back to the car at 6. brought friends who don't hike and they did well. great view at the end. well worth the trip.

3 months ago

Great hike, the first couple of miles are fairly easy with a nice waterfall and a few creek crossings. Once you begin the climb this is where it will get difficult if you’re not in shape.

Amazing first half is the easiest but totally worth it.

Great hike! I wouldn’t rate it as difficult...amazing views!

5 months ago

Definitely worth a hike, but I would rate this as a moderate trail...the incline is very gradual. Trail well defined.

Awesome hike, it's about 8.2 miles and 1850' elevation gain. The trailhead is down the Dillard Road Hwy 106 from Highlands and you take a left on Hale Ridge Road which makes a few turns - the AllTrails app gets you right to the trailhead. From the dirt part of the road you will find the signage for the Bartram Trail. Make sure you head south into Georgia (downhill from the road). The trail starts out with some gradual rolling ups and downs across several small creeks, one with a nice waterfall. Then you gradually start climbing - stay on the yellow blazed Bartram Trail. After several switchbacks along a steeper grade, you'll come to the top. This is a fantastic workout and you can trail run it - very easy to do on the way down. I gave it four stars because the top is not a true bald as it is covered with scrub oaks. The best view is atop the fire tower with the true 360 degree view. Definitely worth a trip from Highlands if you are looking for a moderate to difficult hike or overnight camping at the top. Enjoy!

Hiked this in late July with my husband & my two 68 year old aunt and uncle. It was beautiful at the top 360 degrees of beauty. God is great.

9 months ago

Great trail! Took our Girl Scout troop in June 2017. Fires in fall of 2016 left lots of the understory cleared which was beautiful in its own way. The views at various point along the trail are breathtaking.

A very fun, but difficult hike. That being said, my wife and I hiked it with our three daughters (6, 9, 11) so we took our time and made sure they were okay. They made it! We were a little disappointed in the view on our particular day because of how rainy/cloudy it was, but my daughters thought it was cool that we were above the clouds :). It was also very well marked with plenty of yellow rectangles nailed in easy to see places. Fun time!

Not many big rocks but the trail never levels out. Great view at the top. Probably will not hike again.

11 months ago

Fairly easy trail with spectacular views.

The road to get to the trail head is a little crazy, but if you're looking for an easy hike to an amazing view, this is it.
My girlfriend and I watched the solar eclipse from the peak and it was absolutely beautiful. There are multiple lookouts and plenty of shady places to set up a hammock. Definitely going down as one of my favorites.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Friday, August 04, 2017

amazing views!!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The description of the trail is correct but it is not the Bartram Trail. The Bartram Trail continues from Beegam Gap to Wilson Gap and on to Warwoman Dell and beyond. It does cross over Rabun Bald. The trail you describe is the old Three Forks Trail now know generally as the Rabun Bald trail. Although not maintained beyond Hale Ridge, the trail continues on the other side of Hale Ridge Road and heads down toward the West Fork of the Chattooga River. After crossing over FS 86 it is once again fairly easy to follow as it makes its way down to the river. and the three forks. I went up the Rabun Bald trail yesterday. It is generally in pretty good condition but there are a few blowdowns that need to be cleared. One major blowdown over the trail requires that you crawl under it. Another is slowing developing a new trail around it. The middle section of the trail is occupied by many feral hogs. We saw a couple and heard a number of others.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Amazing hike through tunnels of rhododendron. Looks like there has been some controlled burning recently so there was a bit of char left over, but the wooded walk was still very pretty. Near the end of the hike there are numerous short side trails that take you out to the rocky ledges and overlooks. Absolute stunning views. Well worth the hike. Can't wait to go again in autumn.

Monday, June 26, 2017


Monday, June 26, 2017

The drive up the mountain to the Trailhead is more difficult than the actual hike . The view at the end is great!

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Wednesday, May 03, 2017

It's been a while since I was there but remember it fondly. Easy hike for everyone. Great views south, east and Ridgepole mt. to the west. Don't miss the first overlook to the east. Its on a short side trail on the left. Pair it with the short hike to the tower on Albert mt. up the road for fantastic 360 degree views.

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