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We took our three kids, ages 9,7 and 5 for our first hike after moving to North Carolina from Illinois. I read others reviews and looked at the trails ahead of time, and also stopped to ask Sal (the ranger) his recommendation for the right...More
I took my grand kids ages 7, 11, 14, 18, the hike was a bit much for me and the 7 year old even though it's listed as moderate, the view at top is very nice and the water fall was to but it's not...More
This is a great park for hiking and picnicking. There is a sign in place to register vehicle and family in the park. I like this safety measure so you know someone will look for you at closing time. There are open restrooms and a...More
Short drive out to Hickory for a short hike. There are multiple trails here, so you can choose how long or short of a hike you would like to conquer. We only had a couple of hours so we took one of the shorter ones....More
Many in our club go to Bakers Mountain Oark regularly. Well maintined trails and park. Adequate parking. Helpful rangers at office. Clean bathrooms. The hike to the top can be moderate to strenuous depending on your skill level., but it's not a long hike. There...More
We had a big hike and wore the almost 3 yr old and pup out! Trails are rugged, wear appropriate shoes. Nice views and birding. Found cool rocks and saw animal tracks but didn't see any. Quiet, not many people, ranger was super nice and...More
As we were driving in the Hickory area, we looked up this park for a place to take my family for a hike. The parking lot is small but nicely paved. I was happy to see restrooms also. We took the red/orange trail to the...More
I hike the trails of this park at least once a week. If you live near the Hickory area, the hike to the top of the mountain is an excellent outlet for a quick cardio workout.
The trails are clean and well marked. I almost...More