Baxter Trails

3.33 out of 5
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↑ 800 ft
↓ 800 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Baxter is an intermediate-level trail that starts at the Library in town and goes down to the Catawba River. There are a few offshoots that loop around the main out-and-back. Be prepared for lots of roots, turns, elevation changes, a few wood bridges, a fire pit, and scenic outlook at the Catawba River. The trail goes under Sutton Road and over New Gray Rock Road. The trail is shared between hikers, runners, dog-walkers, and mountain bikers.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (18 total check-ins)
  sandyaker   on Sep 14, 2019
  cbrown1184   on Apr 17, 2019
  sandyaker   on Mar 23, 2019
  ConleyD   on Feb 26, 2019
  korinekg   on Oct 12, 2018
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Reviews (3)

Granny Gear

March 17, 2016
Review: I found this trail to be very easy and I am no pro by any means. Mostly dirt roads. The trails is also set up very poorly. Few downhills and very few technical parts. Also the GPS listed will not take you to the trailhead. The GPS ends in the middle of highway 77. There are much better trails in the area.

Granny Gear

October 17, 2015
MTS29 Granny Gear  
Review: A fun trail if u only want to ride for a short amount of time. It has some good downhill and unfortunately climbs. Overall a decent trail to get a ride in on.

Granny Gear

January 18, 2015
aetas Granny Gear  
Review: Baxter trails are enjoyable. There's something for everyone. Easy parts that are flat and straight with fewer roots. Harder parts with more roots, rocks, switchbacks, and good elevation changes. Overall, it's more on the challenging side. There are a few good downhill sections, many wooden bridges, and both hard pack and softer sandy stuff. It's slick when wet.

The trail is not marked the best, so bring a map, or app, if you're new. You know you're on the trail, but there are a few offshoots, from the main out-and-back to the river, that can be confusing if you're unfamiliar.

A local group maintains the trails. Mostly they blow the leaves away, which is really nice.

There is NO fee to park or ride trail. And it's close to Baxter Village restaurants and shops for post-ride fun.

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Baxter Trails MTB Trail 3.33 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
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