Volunteers, in conjunction with the USFS and the Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy, have begun work to connect the Bartram Trail to the Benton MacKaye Trail. This would connect from near the Bartamís northern terminus at Cheoah Bald to Haw Knob right next to the BMT near the Snowbirds.

This is considered an extension of the Bartram Trail. This connection will open up additional big loop/figure 8 opportunities incorporating other long-distance trails if you wanted. A lot of the route is already roughly laid out thanks to manways and hunter trails but a lot of brand new trail is being put down as well. This will go through some pretty rugged country, Iím looking forward to hiking this once complete.