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Bakers Mountain Park, Hickory

(4.4/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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  • In spite of knee issues, I found the climb to the top to be well worth it. The view at the top is gorgeous, and there are rest stops - benches and natural rock formations- along the way. Will go back ...  more »
  • There are some easy stretches of trail, some moderate and some strenuous. You can choose. The top of the mountain has a great view. The trails are well kept with trail maps and blazes and there are po...  more »
  • It is only 15 mins from our house so our standby hike when we need to get out. Great elevation change so you can get your heart pumping. Good views from the top. Staying on the trails on the outer edg...  more »
  • Great views of hickory, and not too far out of the way if you're in hickory. Definitely my favorite attraction in the immediate area of the town. And don't be fooled by the seemingly small size of the mountain, it's definitely a workout to hike (not like most parks in the area where you drive to the top and just walk along the ridge). The park is really well kempt for a county park, and is deserving of a morning or an afternoon trip. Unfortunately, the very top of the mountain is somewhat blocked. There's an observation deck near the top, but that's about as far as you can hike according to park rules. A friendly hiker said if you do get to the top and turn away from hickory, you can see Charlotte on a clear day.
  • This park had a red, orange, yellow, and blue trail. All in +5 miles. I ran up the mountain recently taking the red to yellow to blue then to orange and red trails, almost 3 miles. The trail is loose rock and raised roots so run this at your own risk as it can be very tricky especially in some downhill sections. There is a nice gazebo at near the top where the trail stops. There are bathrooms at the park entrance so that you can change. If you have never visited it is definitely worth it.
  • A nice park that's not too far from town. Be careful though, the straightest path in this park is also the steepest. The winding trails have good variety though, passing old mill houses, streams, and nice views.
  • Awesome hiking area. Clean and friendly people. Views are stellar at the top.
  • This place has the most clearly marked trails I have ever been on. The hike up the actual mountain itself is difficult and strenuous, but worth it.