Bakers Mountain Park Trail

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Trailhead

Parking Address: 6680 Bakers Mountain Road, Hickory, NC 28602 MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

Description

"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.

Other Information

"A ¼ mile paved ADA accessible trail meanders through plantings near the parking area." Catawba County website

Trail Manager

Contact Bakers Mountain's Park Ranger, John Sutton at jsutton@catawbacountync.gov 

Catawba County
PO Box 389
Newton, NC 28658
Phone: 828-312-4803
blair@catawbacountync.gov

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Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Location Hickory (NC)
Difficulty Moderate
Length 1.0 miles, One Way
Surface Natural surface
Fees No
Pets Permitted on leash
Motorized vehicles Not Permitted
ADA Compliant No
Number of parking spaces 20
Restrooms Yes
Hours of operation Dawn - Dusk

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