Looking for a great trail near Bakersville, North Carolina? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail 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 Julian Price Memorial Park, we've got you covered. 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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we did this hike on 8/18/19. All I have to say is it us amazing. It's definitely a moderate hike. I think the hardest is when you go up the rock steps. It's also a little tough going back when you get to the hill before round bald. The views are so amazing. It's a good workout. We took our time and just took in everything. We plan to make it to Grassy knob next time and have lunch.

If you’re willing to go big, this is where you should do it. Especially on a hot summer day, because the elevation you climb up to will be 10-15 degrees cooler than where you start. Classic AT vistas

It was extremely foggy the morning my dog and I hiked but by noon the fog had cleared and it was a great hike. The views were amazing after the fog cleared. There are tons of rocks on the trail but the climbs did not seem that bad. I'm now having my dog wear hiking boots and she loved climbing all the rocks. I'd strongly recommend this trail.

Great hike!!!

Loved it!!! Beautiful views. There is some tough parts (i’m an amateur) but a lot of the hike is very relaxing. Windy and gets chilly during the higher parts of the hike so bring a hoodie if you’re like me and get chilly easy. Wild blueberries and blackberries were a nice treat. Not many bugs but TONS of honeybees flying around doing their business. Definitely a good hike

Gorgeous panoramic views of the Appalachian Mountains along bald mountain tops. High elevation hike that's relatively easy. Southern spruce-fir forest surround the areas creating a unique experience compared to lower altitude forests of the Appalachians. I strongly recommend going. Parking at Carvers can be scarce depending on the day of the week and time of year.

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rocky
18 days ago

One of the best trails I have been on with 360 degree views. A great place you might want to spend a little time at and bring a picnic. Lots of wild blueberries growing all around.

It's hard to imagine an East coast hike with more dramatic scenery than this! Definitely go on a clear day because the views make it. Enough elevation gain to feel like you're earning them, but nothing too exhausting. Some big steps, loose rock, and narrow trail in places, but very doable as long as you pay attention to your feet. Lots of dogs (including mine) and kids handled it well. Make sure you go beyond the monument at the top of Grassy Ridge Bald- the best views are on the other side. I found great boulder to sit down and enjoy my lunch!

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rocky
29 days ago

Amazing views! Family favorite.

Wonderful views. Probably the best views during this summers hiking so far.

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muddy
1 month ago

Beautiful hike up to the grassy Balds, took us a little longer than expected due to the steep climb at the end. But it was worth it for the views. Recommend going on a cool day because there’s very little shade. We encountered rain on the way down which felt good because it cooled us off. The beautiful panoramic views are breathtaking. Take a good camera

Amazing views. Rocky hike. Last few hundred yards is narrow, difficult to pass.

The AT coming out of Carvers Gap is a very pretty forest walk, but the trail is very rocky. There are no views until after Tollhouse Gap.

What a sight. Truly beautiful to walk through a series of ridges. Well balanced difficulty, as soon as you were sick of going up hill you were going downhill again. Not overly crowded and those we spoke to where super nice. The one thing I will say is the last little trek up to the grassy bald is a bit narrow from being overgrown and heavy with flies. But not anything to ruin all the positive from this hike.

A fantastic hike to warm us up for Grandfather the next day - gorgeous, dramatic views of the balds, the surrounding mountains, and partly cloudy skies. The terrain is so unique and the wildflowers, grasses, and shrubs incredibly beautiful and fascinating. A huge favorite!

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1 month ago

There is a lot of trees that have blown down, but the forest service has done a great job of keeping the trail clear, sad to see so many trees blown down. Beautiful hike with many gorgeous mountain views, easy hike and the trail is very clear with short inclines. I’ve done this trail a few times, this was my first time hiking it at sunset.

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1 month ago

Nice hike. Beautiful scenery, lots of gorgeous views and lovely pine trees that smelled so good! The Mountain Views were incredible. The terrain was not bad at all.

This is another great trail that can be a easily accomplished day hike. Starting from the Carver's Gap parking lot, and on past Round Bald, is easy to slightly moderate until you get to the last little bit of Jane Bald, where it gets pretty rocky, trail narrows, and it's a decent climb to the top. Couple areas to catch the breath though along the way, just look for the big flat rocks. Just really getting into longer hikes, and it was really a blast. Hiked about a quater to half mile past Jane Bald. That's where it gets really challenging (from a quick observation)

Hiking the Roan highlands is hard to beat, amazing views,hiking across the balds and when you reach big hump your treated with a full 360 view. There are lots of great places to camp as well as multiple water sources.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Loved it! Took a group of teenagers to hike this. I would say it’s easy to moderate. Some spots were a little challenging especially at the end for those not athletically inclined. The two views were gorgeous!

This is my favorite hike to date. The views are breathtaking for the majority of the trip. I highly recommend going at sunrise! Just make sure to bring bug spray =)

Easily one of my favorite hikes in the NC/TN mountains. This hike gives way to 360 views a long the entire trail. Trails are well maintained and I’d consider this hike to be easy to moderate. Parking is a challenge!

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