Bartram Trail from Warwoman Dell Picnic Area
to Ridge Top at 3.4 Miles

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Date Hiked: 5/30/92

Length: 6.8 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 3

Scenery: 2

Blaze: yellow and metal on Bartram

Main Feature: partial view of lake beside Camp Rainey Mountain Boy Scout camp

Animals: chickadees, vultures, crows, pileated woodpecker, owl, blue jay, cardinals

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 this area is closed at dusk.

Approximate Altitude Changes
Ascend 800 feet from the picnic area to the ridge top at 3.4 miles

0.0 parking area at end of road
0.1 bridge (very slick)
0.4 stream
0.5 bridge (rotten)
0.6 begin following ridge with partial views right
0.8 partial view on right of valley and lake
(this is the lake at the Boy Scout camp)
1.3 junction, continue ahead and up on road
(trail to Boy Scout camp is on right)
after several yards, bear right off of the road
1.6 junction, turn right on road
(remember this spot for the return trip)
1.9 high point on road
2.3 bear left at fork (trail is not marked well here)
2.9 stream
3.0 stream
3.2 high point
stream goes under trail
3.4 gain top of ridge at campsite


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