are conducted at your own risk.
Most picnic tables are located close to parking areas and restrooms. Benches
can be found throughout the park. Almost any open spot along the trail is
perfect to spread out a blanket and enjoy the surroundings.
Nearly 6 miles of trail guide you through Bakers Mountain Park and lead to
the gazebo and platform near the top of the mountain. A quarter mile ADA accessible paved trail is located near the park office
and parking. The Blue and Orange
trails are very steep and strenuous gaining almost 600 feet in elevation. All trails are well marked with map stands, marking posts and
The paved trail and Yellow trail have interesting interpretive
information along the path. Because of our unique location, you will see
great diversity in plant life and wildlife; many unusual indigenous mountain
species can be found.
The trail system is excellent for bird watching. All trails are well shaded
because of the maturity of this hardwood forest.
Bird Watching, Wildlife and Habitat Observation
at Bakers Mountain Park can be quite unique from other parts of Catawba County.
The mature Chestnut Oak Forest provides breeding habitats for bird species
such as the Worm-eating Warbler, Summer Tanager and Blue-headed Vireo. Golden
Eagles and other raptors can occasionally be seen soaring above the mountain.
Mammals such as White-tailed Deer, Grey Squirrels and maybe even a Bobcat
may be seen on the mountain. A variety of butterflies also call Bakers Mountain
Education and Events
To arrange educational or interpretive programs for your group or class
please contact the Park Office.
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