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Best trails in Bakersville

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Looking for a great trail near Bakersville, North Carolina? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Grandfather Mountain State Park or Elk Knob State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Julian Price Memorial Park or Moses H Cone Memorial Park. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Bakersville ranging from 2.6 to 7.1 miles and from 5,492 to 6,282 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Bakersville
Top trails (12)
#1 - Grassy Ridge Bald via Appalachian Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
Grassy Ridge, along the eastern flank of Roan Mountain, is the longest stretch of grassy bald in the Appalachian Mountains, and is an easy hiking destination starting from Carvers Gap. The Roan HighlShow more
#2 - Appalachian Trail: Carvers Gap to US 19E
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 16.7 mi • Est. 8 h 21 m
This trail is great for backpacking and normally would make an overnight backpacking trip. This hike begins at Carver's Gap parking lot. You can either take the AT trail at the Carver's Gap parking loShow more
#3 - Jane Bald via Appalachian Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Jane Bald via Appalachian Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bakersville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trailShow more
#4 - Roan Knob via Appalachian Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Roan Knob via Appalachian Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bakersville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trailShow more
#5 - Cloudland Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
As of March 16, 2020, users have reported that there are temporary road closures in this area. Please walk from Carver’s Gaps as the main road is currently closed.Show more
#6 - Appalachian Trail: Carvers Gap to Roan Mountain
Bakersville, North Carolina
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
Appalachian Trail: Carvers Gap to Roan Mountain is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bakersville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderaShow more
#7 - Appalachian Trail: Carvers Gap to Little Hump Mountain and Bradley Gap
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 18.5 mi • Est. 10 h 27 m
Appalachian Trail: Carvers Gap to Little Hump Mountain and Bradley Gap is a 18.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bakersville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild floShow more
#8 - Appalachian Trail: Carvers Gap to Yellow Mountain Barn
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 6 h 49 m
Appalachian Trail: Carvers Gap to Yellow Mountain Barn is a 12.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bakersville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficShow more
#9 - SB6K, South Beyond 6000 and Roan Highlands
Roan Mountain State Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 18 m
Starting at the Carver's Gap Parking Area: Hike north on the AT, crossing Round Bald, Engine Gap, and Jane Bald for 1.9 mi; then leave the AT ascending the ridge 0.5 mi. to Grassy Ridge Bald (6160 ft.Show more
#10 - Hughes Gap to Roan High Bluff
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 30 m
Hughes Gap to Roan High Bluff is a 11.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bakersville, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail Show more
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