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Bakers Mountain Park, Hickory

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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  • This park has been at the foothills and literally at the base of a mountain so it is good for hiking, running, and exercise. There are trails and facilities to use making a great day of enjoyment. 
  • My wife found this county park on the Internet and wanted us to visit and hike some of the trails. It's easy to find. While checking the trail map, one of the park rangers asked if we had a trail pick...  read more »
  • This is an quick, easy, fun and close hike for all ages. It has a nice reward at the top with great views of the surrounding area from the gazebo and viewing platform. 
  • 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.
  • So went up to bakers mountain with my girl and two dogs. We somehow made it to the top! Took the blue trail an was super strenuous but found a creek halfway through for the dogs so was cool. But my girl could barely make it smh wish I would have know major thing is the steep hills and rough terrainso bad my dog like messed up her foot a bit hah but anyway when we did beautifulview but not worh the hike. Take the orange trail down thank me later.
  • Awesome hiking area. Clean and friendly people. Views are stellar at the top.
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