Road Walk Wisdom
Always walk facing the direction of oncoming traffic and wear bright clothing. Pay attention to oncoming traffic, and be prepared to give the right of way if necessary.
Parking Address: 6680 Bakers Mountain Road, Hickory, NC 28602 MAP
Trailhead Location: MAP
"Bakers Mountain Park is located on the highest elevation point in Catawba County (1780 feet). The park features 189 acres of mature Chestnut Oak forest with nearly 6 miles of trails. You will experience a variety of wildlife and plants native to the North Carolina Mountains." Catawba County website In the trail system, there is a 1-mile segment of the Carolina Thread Trail that follows the red and yellow marked trails to the Knoll Spur at 1280 feet elevation. Along the trail, the hikers can enjoy beautiful views of the western North Carolina foothills. There is a park ranger on site that is available for more park information and history.
"A ¼ mile paved ADA accessible trail meanders through plantings near the parking area." Catawba County website
Contact Bakers Mountain's Park Ranger, John Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 389
Newton, NC 28658