Highlands Area

Highlands, North Carolina 28741

Highlands Area

Highlands Area Professional Review and Guide

"This section of trail is perhaps the Bartram Trail’s best part. An outstanding ridge walk, perfect for backpacking or day hiking, the graded trail traverses a rarely visited ridge and spectacular summits. Descriptions of the following trails are included: Bartram Trail and Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail.

This hike combines easy access, masterful design, gradual grade, and backcountry character. Section 2 of the Bartram Trail is a well- kept secret in the Highlands Ranger District of Nantahala National Forest. On this less- visited trail, hikers can enjoy relative solitude."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2-8.5 miles
Several options
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
The North Carolina Bartram Trail Society, ncbartramtrail.org; e- mail: info@ncbartramtrail.org Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, 90 Sloan Rd., Franklin 28734; (828) 524-6441; e-mail: nantahalard@fs.fed.us
Local Contacts
USGS Scaly Mountain, Highlands
Local Maps

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Jul 2018