Bakers Mountain Park (35.655945, -81.416066)
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County: Catawba
Acres: 198
Trails: 4.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy - strenuous
Park Hours:
8 AM - 6 PM Nov - Feb
8 AM - 7 PM March & Oct
8 AM - 8 PM April - Sept
Only open Fri - Mon
Closed December 24th & 25th

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Overview
Bakers Mountain Park is located on 198 acres in western Catawba County and has 4.6 miles of hiking trails. Chestnut Oak forests, mountain laurels, and rhododendrons dominant this park. There is an observation platform at the top of Bakers Mountain where you can get a great view of the valley below.

Trails
Blue Trail (1.2 miles, strenuous)
Connectors (0.19 mile, moderate)
Paved Trail (0.25 mile, easy)
Red Trail (2.2 miles, strenuous)
Orange Trail (0.5 mile, strenuous)
Yellow Knoll Loop (0.3 mile, strenuous)


Wildlife
White-tailed deer, opossum, songbirds, salamander, snake, frog, turtle, and various butterflies.

Plant Life
Mature chestnut oak forest, pine trees, open meadows, mountain laurel, rhododendron, boynton's locust, shiny-leaf meadowsweet, and heartleaf wild ginger.

Landmarks
Old home sites and Bakers Mountain — the highest point in Catawba County at 1,780 feet.

External Links
Official Site
Catawba County Parks Newsletter

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