Bakers Mountain Loop Hike

MODERATE 83 reviews
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Bakers Mountain Loop Hike is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hickory, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
754 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

A nice wooded walk which includes 2 old homesites, a couple monuments, tree information markers, a nice view from the top, and some nice woodland views in the Western NC Piedmont. The section of the trail leading to the top is steep, but short, and very manageable. Bakers Mountain Park is a small county park in western Catawba County, NC. It's nothing spectacular, but a nice place to go and get away from it all for a while. The ranger here is an avid birder, and very knowledgeable about the area. They have some strange hours, so call before you go. The small trail system, about six miles, has a number of different combinations of trails you can put together for numerous loop hikes. Pick up a map at the park office. The trails are pretty well marked and there is a map at almost every intersection. Definitely make sure you go to the observation platform for good views to the east. Also check out the old homesites, waterfall, and boulder outcropping. Most of the trails here are very steep. Don't let the short distances fool you. Take water with you.

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1 day ago

Short, but pretty good strenuous hike to the top. The Overlook was quite lovely. You could see for miles!

hiking
3 days ago

Well marked and maintained. paved parking area with bathrooms. nice for a short hike with good incline, moderately challenging.

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1 month ago

the trail we took was strenuous enough and yet very easy !!

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2 months ago

I've got to go up the street be back in min

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4 months ago

Nice low key hike without many people. I took the orange trail up and actually found it a bit steep but glad I didn't take the blue trail..it would have killed me. I loved how well maintained the trails are and the variety of landscapes. Definitely a great place if you have a couple of hours.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Worth it for a short hike through the park. Nothing super spectacular but at the top you can see a huge part of the Catawba valley

5 months ago