Birding · Fall Colors · Historical Significance
Trails within the Bailey Mountain Preserve very close to downtown Mars Hill, NC. Mostly narrow singletrack with occasional medium-range views.
Need to Know
A porta-john is located at the parking lot. Water sources not seen along the trails.
Trail is surprisingly clear of roots and rocks, and consequently can be very muddy/slippery.
Large parking lot at 889 Forest St. with porta-john and kiosk with map and fielding information. Yellow Trail
starts uphill through a mown grass section, then enters the woods, where the best view is 1/4-mile from the start. Turn left onto Red Trail
. Turn right onto Blue Trail
. Turn left onto Yellow Trail
for the push to the summit, 3,554 ft. above sea level. On return, get back onto Yellow Trail
and take it all the way back to the parking lot.
History & Background
"Bailey Mountain is the highest peak visible from the Town of Mars Hill, and Bailey figures prominently in the history of the Town and Mars Hill University." - from it's Facebook page.
Shared By: Chad Randolph