I took the red trail to orange at the first homestead and followed that to the overlook. Beautiful view! Pro-tip: post a Hammock under the over look for instant zen points! I took blue on the way back and stopped by the waterfall and the second homestead. Beautiful hike.
Wow what a refreshing trail!
I would like to meet the reviewer that labeled this as moderate.
This trail can sway to the moderate/strenuous difficulty in my judgement.
Very well marked, many stopping points, and many information plaques all along the trails.
Luci L. on Bakers Mountain Loop Hike
this is a great place for pics if you know what you wanting to shoot. has a great veiw up top, with a gazebo. also a few homestead markers.
A well marked and managed trail. Had an enjoyable run on the trail- enough elevation to get the heart rate up but so much elevation that the trail was over strenuous. Certain parts of the trail were scenic- the view and the creek with a waterfall was nice. I will be running this trail again the next time I am in Hickory.
Was a fairly easy trail, some steep hills but had a lot of benches along the way to stop and rest. The park ranger was friendly and told us which trails were best on the way up and down. The gazebo and dock overlooking the view were very nice and shaded to rest a bit once getting to the top. Took the blue trail and was about 2 hours round trip, but we weren't in a rush.