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Baxter Creek Trail is a 15.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Waynesville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 15.7 miles Elevation Gain: 4,996 feet Route Type: Point to Point


nature trips

bird watching



wild flowers

no dogs

Directions from Waterville, NC: Travel south on SR 32 to the campground and pick up Baxter Creek Trail there.

8 months ago

This trail is absolutely stunning. We went end of Oct when the leaves were changing and falling. This is easily the most beautiful place I've ever seen. Anything I write here wouldn't do justice to its beauty. We went with a baby in a hiking backpack, not knowing how difficult it was so we only got about four miles in. We'll def be coming back sans baby. I highly recommend this trail for serious hikers.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

This is my favorite climb in the GSMNP. It's tough and then when you get to the top you have to hike back down a hundred feet or more for water.

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3 months ago

recorded Baxter Creek Trail

Friday, July 01, 2016

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