Bartram Trail from Warwoman Dell Picnic Area
to Camp Rainey Mountain Boy Scout Camp

Picture of a box turtle on the Bartram Trail

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Date Hiked: 6/22/91

Length: 5.4 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 3

Scenery: 2

Blaze: yellow and metal on Bartram, none on trail to Boy Scout camp

Main Features: partial view, Boy Scout camp, lake

Animals: eastern fence lizard, ovenbird, eastern box turtle

Location: Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia

Driving north on highway 28 in South Carolina, drive 2.2 miles after crossing the Chattooga River and turn left on a paved road (Warwoman Road). Drive 11.0 miles and turn left into the Warwoman Dell Picnic Area. (From Clayton, turn off of highway 441 onto Warwoman Road on the north side of the Heart of Rabun Inn. Driving north on 441, this is a right turn. Drive about 2.8 miles and turn right into the Warwoman Dell Picnic Area.) Drive to the end of the road and park. Walk up the stairs on the left, go a few paces up the hill to a clearing with a toilet and a sign about the Blue Ridge Railroad. The trail goes to the left on the other side of the clearing.

Note: The gate to the Warwoman Dell Picnic Area is closed at dusk. During the summer, Boy Scouts arrive at Camp Rainey Mountain each Sunday, stay a week, and leave on Saturday morning. When I arrived on Saturday afternoon the camp was deserted except for a few staff members.

Approximate Altitude Changes
Ascend 500 feet from the picnic area to a high point at 1.0 miles
Descend ? feet from the ridge to Camp Rainey Mountain Boy Scout camp

0.0 parking area at end of road
0.1 bridge
0.4 stream
0.5 bridge
0.7 begin following ridge with partial views right
0.9 view on right of valley and lake
(this is the lake at the Boy Scout camp)
1.0 high point -- begin descending
1.4 turn right on unmarked trail at junction with dirt road
(the Bartram Trail continues along the dirt road)
1.8 bear left staying on old road (a faint trail continues straight)
1.9 stream
2.1 stream
2.3 clearing filled with construction debris from Boy Scout camp
continue down road on right
junction with more-used road
go straight across junction into Demorest section of camp
2.4 continue downhill following signs to parade ground
2.7 lake


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