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Appalachian Trail - Three Bald Hike

Bakersville, NC

Appalachian Trail - Three Bald Hike is a 4.8 mile easy to moderate out and back trail located near Bakersville, North Carolina that features expansive views, wildlife and beautiful wild flowers. The trail is accessible year round, weather dependent.

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Buffalo Mountain-White Rock Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Buffalo Mountain-White Rock Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I thought White Rock was on private property. How do I get permission?

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Cascade Trail to Tip Top
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It was so beautiful

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Buffalo Mountain-White Rock Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

nice views

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Buffalo Mountain-White Rock Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Two friends and I have hiked White Rock many times now, but it never seems to get old since the trail feels different with each season! Fall through Spring has been a blast, can't wait to hike it in summer. Easy but steep hike if you take the gravel service road, but moderate hike of you go through the forest. We aren't exceptional hikers but this trail is challenging enough to keep our attention but not so hard that its unpleasant. Gorgeous views throughout, even though White Rock itself isn't particularly exceptional. Go to Tip Top if you can, it makes the experience incredible!

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Buffalo Mountain-White Rock Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Nice views towards the top. The views from White Rock are fantastic, be careful with some of the cracks in the rocks rattle snakes like to hang out in there. The top is a little anti-climactic, but the rest is worth it.

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Buffalo Mountain-White Rock Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Started with the Tip-top trail which forms part of a larger loop with this trail. Moderate hike in some places but mostly just an enjoyable hike with some stunning views of the region. When the fog starts rolling in its even better.

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Lone Oak to Tip Top
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A very addictive trail if you like steep grades and amazing views. I have been hiking this the last couple of days after work around sunset and it'd been pretty amazing. It's one of the best cardio work outs I've done in a while. It's so close to Johnson City you can't go wrong.

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Buffalo Mountain-White Rock Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Apparently this trail no longer offers off road driving. it has a trail that goes up the side of the mountain but it is blocked off. when I went to the trail head it said no motorized vehicles. I was really disappointed bc just driving to the trail head was very pretty and I wanted to test out my new Jeep. So, yeah... not open to vehicles anymore apparently.

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Cascade Trail to Tip Top
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34 Completed 28 Reviews

I started today from Lone Oak Road going 2 miles and 1000 feet incline to Tip Top. That track was called Buffalo Mountain part 1. From there I went to White Rock and the radio towers on down to the alternate parking area and trail head. That was Buffalo Mountain part 2. From there i went to the main parking lot and took the Cascade trail to Tip Top again before descending the 22 mile trail to my car. My iphone ran out of batteries but I save the last track as Buffalo Mountain part 3. All in all it was 5 hours and probably 12 miles for which the last three were u tracked.

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