Bakers Mountain Park Trail

Bakers Mountain Park offers up to 6 miles of trails for hikers and trail runners that reach to the highest elevation of 1780 feet in Catawba County. 
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running
Location
Hickory (NC)
Length
1.0 mile, One Way
Difficulty
Moderate
Surface
Natural surface
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
20
Restrooms
Yes
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

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
Park Manager
PO Box 389
Newton, NC 28658
828-312-1064
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Trailhead Information

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

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