Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

Bartram Trail - GA - Bartram Trail - Warwoman Dell to Martin Creek Falls

May 30, 2017

Today's hike was on the Bartram Trail in Rabun Co. GA from Warwoman Dell to Martin Creek Falls.

HIKERS - John Anderson, Mike Bell, Phil Brownrigg, Ray Clark, Joe Collins, Renee Corbett, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Angela Evans, Tim Hale, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Shri Nadig, Trushna Nadig, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Terre Pratt and Vic Robson.

TRAIL INFORMATION - A beautiful section of the Bartram Trail featuring two very nice waterfalls. The trail is well maintained and has rolling terrain.

Hike difficulty - moderate with several manageable inclines.

Directions: Take Highway 884 East (Warwoman Road) from Clayton, GA for 5 miles or so and look for the Warwoman Dell sign on the right and turn right and park in the first parking area. Walk a short distance up the road and you will see the trail leading to the right. Follow the yellow trail markers.

Another great day for a hike! Mostly to partly cloudy and warm with temperatures ranging from 65 to 72 degrees F. Hiking distance - 4.2 miles.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Tall Bluet, Carolina Rhododendron, Rosebay Rhododendron, Catawba Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, Sweetshrub, Galax, Climbing Hydrangea, Woodland Phlox, Ox-eye Daisy, Indian Cucumber Root.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Goldfinch, Northern Cardinal, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren.


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Parking at Warwoman Dell
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Info sign at the parking lot.
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The sign at the Warwoman Rd trail crossing.
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Early into the hike we come to Becky Branch Falls.
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The Rosebay Rhododendrons are just starting to bloom.
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Another great day for a hike!
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Woodland Phlox
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The trail follows Martin Creek for a good distance.
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Beautiful Martin Creek Falls!
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Fungi of the Week!
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Indian Cucumber Root
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Back at Warwoman, we see the remains of the fish hatchery built by the CCC Camp in the 1930's.
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Track
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Elevation profile
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The OFHC gang for today's hike (l-r) Dick Metzgar, Vic Robson, Terre Pratt, Shri Nadig, John Anderson, Jim Driggers, Mike Bell, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Renee Corbett, Trushna Nadig, Joe Collins, Bob Magee, Tim Hale, Phil Brownrigg, Angela Evans, Ray Clark and Greta Driggers.

SEE MANY MORE PHOTOS INCLUDING ALL WILDFLOWERS FROM THIS HIKE BELOW! (CLICK PHOTO)


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