81 miles in North Carolina. This may someday be a long multistate trail, extending about 2,500 miles throughout the southeastern United States. It will follow the approximate route of an expedition taken by 18th century naturalist William Bartam.
Some sections are open in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. In North Carolina the trail is mostly within Nantahala National Forest, and it connects with the Appalachian Trail. One segment has National Recreation Trail status.
The trail is currently broken in places. Much of tae terrain here is mountainous and rugged, and trail passes through some rather remote areas, fine views are available along the way. Difficulty varies from easy to strenuous.
Camping Regulations: In Nantahala National Forest camping is allowed in almost any suitable place along the trail, as are campfires. Whenever possible, it’s suggested that campsites be at least 100 feet off the trail and away from streams and other water sources. Camping on private lands is prohibited except with permission of the land-