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Bald Mountain Trail

  Florida resident heading north and wanting to hike a piece of the AT.
Says Tim Farley

Hiking trails are all over the Blue Ridge Mountains where you can absorb the beauty of these mountains. North Carolina is a great outdoors state. Ok, you've been cooped up too long, time to get out in nature a bit and Bald Mountain Trail in McDowell County, North Carolina is the outdoors at it's best.
You'll have to go far from Forest City to get to Bald Mountain
    Trail but hiking it is great fun any time. Here at Bald Mountain Trail you'll probably meet some people from Marion, and Lake James State Park is worth stopping at. All the outdoors enjoyable things in the Blue Ridge Mountains will
keep you coming back time and again. Drift down the rapids of Catawba River - North Fork in a kayak, and a quick trip to Limekiln Creek is absolutely a glorious idea. Camping is available at Lake James Landing, and while you're here, you could explore McGegers Branch. If you came for an overnight stay Armstrong Creek RV Park is a pleasant place to camp. Turkey Cove is a delightful place to stop by near Bald Mountain Trail, and get yourself into a kayak and hit  
Catawba River. So many cool things next to Bald Mountain Trail, absolutely incredible. Through the summertime at Bald Mountain Trail highs are mostly in the 80's while night lows are commonly in the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 40's, and nighttime lows through the winter for Bald Mountain Trail tend to be in the 10's.


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These outdoors activities are available near Bald Mountain Trail.
 Campgrounds Near Bald Mountain Trail:
Lake James Landing, Marion , 3 miles away
Armstrong Creek RV Park, Marion , 3 miles away
Barefoot Landing & Recreational Vehicle PARK, Marion , 4 miles away
Buck Creek Campgrounds, Marion , 4 miles away
Tom Johnson Camping Center Rally Park, Marion , 5 miles away
 Whitewater Near Bald Mountain Trail:
Catawba River - North Fork, McDowell County , 2 miles away, Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (Route 1559 to Route 1552 Bridge)
Catawba River, McDowell/Burke County , 11 miles away, Class I-II - 12 miles long (Route 1234 Bridge to US Route 221 Bridge)
Catawba River - North Fork, Burke County , 11 miles away, Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Linville)
Curtis Creek, McDowell County , 12 miles away, Class IV+ - 7 miles long (Close to Old Fort)
Linville River, Burke County , 12 miles away, Class IV-V+ - 16.4 miles long (Linville Falls to Lake James)
 Public Lands Near Bald Mountain Trail:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 38 miles away
Lake James State Park, North Carolina , 9 miles away
Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina , 17 miles away
Roan Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 25 miles away
 Hotels Near Bald Mountain Trail:
Comfort Inn Marion, Marion , 3 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Marion, Marion , 7 miles away
Super 8 Marion NC, Marion , 7 miles away
Skyline Village Inn And Cavern Tavern, Spruce Pine , 8 miles away
Springmaid Mountain, Spruce Pine , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Bald Mountain Trail
Lake James, Burke County , 13 miles away

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