White Springs. Marianna. “There are probably other parcels of land in the South that have gone unclaimed and nobody knows about them,” Kornegay says. Ga. 19.8: Martin Creek Falls, a two-tiered 35-foot falls. Hobe Sound. Hike Bike Paddle Camp Florida with authors Sandra Friend and John Keatley as your guides. N.C. 12.6: Whiterock Mountain. Turn left and immediately look for a double blue blaze on the right, with an orange arrow pointing towards it. Vernon. Naples.

Lake Butler. Guthook Guides Comprehensive logistics and offline maps for the Florida National Scenic Trail. Clearwater Beach. Miami. Turn right to follow the blue blazes down to Orange Point. On a clear day you can see four states: NC, GA (Rabun Bald), SC (Table Rock), and TN (Clingman’s Dome). Deltona. Ocklawaha. Carrabelle. Immokalee. If you’re relegated to weekend-warrior status, have no worry. Mayo.

Jensen Beach. Timucuan Preserve.

Pine Island.

De Leon Springs.

Palm Bay. border, where the North Carolina Bartram Trail begins.

Cocoa Beach. Henry David Thoreau Th We all dream of a major thru-hike like tackling the 110-mile Bartram, but logistical snafu’s, jobs, life…can get in the way. You’ll find yourself walking around puddles after a rain, or even wading down the middle of the trail.

Perry. After you pass this trailhead, the John’s Landing trailhead is a little more than a mile down the road on the right, at the fire tower.

Turn right onto CR 309 and follow the brown signs through Satsuma and Palatka. Palm Coast. 3,000 – Number of calories Kirk consumed in the first 30 miles of trail between Cheoah and Wayah Balds, arguably the toughest portion of the trail. But if you’re looking to experience what the AT might have been like before its fame grew far and wide, look no further than the 300-mile Benton-Mackaye Trail. Lakeland.

Look for yellow blazes, diamonds in Georgia, rectangles in North Carolina. $24.95 + tax and shipping. Weeki Wachee. Palm Beach.

Milton. Inverness. Coast to Coast Trail. God bless! Location: Welaka Trailhead: 29.4688, -81.6603 Length: 5 mile loop Fees: $2 per person for day use Open: Sunrise to sunset. Merritt Island. Key Biscayne. Lake Placid. Brandon. Otherwise, walk the road downhill until a side road on the right takes you to the trail junction.

A 60-foot plunge into the Chattooga River. Green Cove Springs. For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps. Bartram may not be a household name today, but in the late 1700s, he enjoyed celebrity status, thanks in large part to his book, Travels, which documented his five-year exploration of the Southeast. Sanford. N.C. 15: Wolf Rock, elevation 4,450, another big view in the Fishhawk Mountain Range. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent.

After entering Georgia from North Carolina, the trail follows a ridge line to its highest point in Georgia at Rabun Bald, 4,696 feet (1,431 m), the second-highest point in the state, along the Eastern Continental Divide.From there it passes Martin Creek Falls and Becky Branch Falls as it drops to go through Warwoman Dell.

He also managed to document the Cherokee and wild landscape of the Southern Appalachians with a sense of respect and humanity that was unheard of for his time. Key Largo. N.C. Northern Terminus: Cheoah Bald, 5,062 feet. Englewood. The Bartram runs through the heart of Franklin, making this small outpost (population 4,000) the perfect basecamp, or restocking point, for this under-appreciated long trail.

Marathon. Tarpon Springs. Frostproof. From the top of the bald, it’s four miles to the northern terminus, a hike that crosses 15 bridges on its way to the Ga./N.C. Fort Walton Beach. Branford. Withlacoochee State Trail. Ga. 33: Rabun Bald is Georgia’s second highest peak at 4,696 feet. When you reach a junction with an unmarked trail, keep right. Continue along them to close the loop and return to the kiosk at Eagle Nest Row. Melbourne. Bristol. Geneva. We will again hike along the AT again in two days when the Bartram Trail meets the Appalachian Trail and terminates at Cheoah Bald. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. West Palm Beach, William Bartram St. Johns River Loop, Welaka State Forest. Gulf Islands National Seashore. Ocala National Forest. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Suwannee River Wilderness Trail. Clewiston. You can also restock on gas-station food at Bateman’s Lakeside store. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies.

Kissimmee. “I can count on one hand the number of hikers I’ve seen on this trail over the years.”. Discover the beauty of Welaka State Forest on a 5 mile footpath that winds along ecotones and hugs the bluffs of the St. Johns River to showcase the natural wonders that botanist William Bartram documented in 1774. A privately owned inholding within the Nantahala National Forest had kept the trail club from building the trail decades ago, but Burt Kornegay discovered that no owner had claimed the 13-acre parcel of land in 150 years. Cedar Key. If you’re a purist, take the trail. Vero Beach.

Palatka-Lake Butler Trail. DeFuniak Springs. Outdoor 76 (outdoor76.com) has all the gear you could possibly need to make the second half of your Bartram thru-hike more comfortable than the first half.

Blazed in light blue, this new loop parallels the John’s Landing Trail but offers a more immersive walk in the woods and an extended ramble along the river. Keystone Heights. Required fields are marked *, NORTH FLORIDA OVERVIEWEast Coast Greenway. Canaveral National Seashore. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Fisheating Creek. N.C. 69: Winding Stairs. The Bartram Trail, a work in progress that runs for 110 miles through some of the loneliest and underrated terrain in North Georgia and Southwest North Carolina.

“This is one of the great American adventures,” says Burt Kornegay.

This is the first of the two primitive campsites along the hike. St.

Because for the past 2 years on this date I have been joined on a thru hike by one of man’s best friends that chose to stay alongside me for miles. Sopchoppy. Jones Gap to Whiterock Mountain, 4.5 miles, round trip. Fort Pierce. It reaffirms the existence of an all-knowing, all-powerful God who loves us when our world denies Him and spews hatred. Longwood. New Smyrna Beach. Bushnell. His thoughtfulness and generosity is greatly appreciated.

Go Outside and Play in Rockingham County, Va. Plan The Perfect Trailblazing Road Trip For Whiskey Lovers and Foodies in Fredericksburg, Virginia, South Carolina’s Old 96 District Is an Unexpected Wonder for Nature Lovers. Terms under which this service is provided to you. The terrain is predominantly rocky and steep, so plan on a solid 10 days to take on the entire Bartram. Lake Okeechobee.

Bunnell. Use this trailhead to find the Bartram Loop. Okeechobee. Steinhatchee.

Ding Darling NWR. Niceville.

Fort Myers. Dowling Park. Begin the tough 3,000-foot climb over 5 miles from the Nantahala River up to the summit of Cheoah Bald. The trail high point, at 5,385 feet. Williston, MULTI-REGION Big Cypress Swamp.


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Discover the beauty of Welaka State Forest on a 5 mile footpath that winds along ecotones and hugs the bluffs of the St. Johns River to showcase the natural wonders that botanist William Bartram documented in 1774. Nope, it’s not the A.T. It’s the B.T. Trip Report.

Pensacola. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Employment: Jobs at Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. Florida National Scenic Trail CENTRAL FLORIDA Apopka. Port St. Joe. Palm Coast. Jacksonville.

Flagler Beach. Trenton. You can park at Wayah Bald and do a 50-mile loop by hiking north on the Bartram to Cheoah and heading south on the A.T. back to Wayah.

Cross Florida Greenway. Take the short side trail to Jones Knob, 4,622 feet, with views back toward Scaly Mountain. Gainesville. Ga. 22: Pinnacle Knob side trail. Crestview. Overview. Hollywood. Sarasota. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.