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Cloudland Trail

Bakersville, North Carolina

based on 1 reviews



2.46 miles

Elevation Gain

276 ft

Route Type



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Cloudland Trail is an out-and-back trail offering up expansive views of the surrounding area especially from Roan Bluff. This trail is located near Bakersville, North Carolina.

With minimal ups and downs, this makes for a decent family-friendly option. The trail is also dog friendly on-leash.  

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Cloudland Trail Reviews

This is a relatively easy trail that comes off a parking area at the top of Carver’s Gap. The trail winds through a forrest of evergreens and has multiple places that are cleared with an overlook. The views from the overlooks are astounding. All that can be seen (in the summertime) are miles and miles of rolling green forresty hills leading into and even larger expanse of Blue Ridge mountains. The trail itself is mostly flat and well maintained. There is a large amount of parking at the trailhead as well as bathrooms.

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