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Getting to Know Bailey Mountain Preserve

Visiting Bailey Mountain

To access the trails of Bailey Mountain Preserve while the Smith Farm Park is undergoing improvements: Please park in temporary lot at the dip in the road off Forest St. Follow the mown path marked BLUE across to the far corner of the field. Cross the temporary bridge over a creek and follow the tree line until the trail turns left into the woods and intersects with the Green trail, which connects to the Hoffman Trail marked Yellow leading to the summit. PLEASE ABIDE BY SIGNAGE AND DO NOT CROSS ANY CONSTRUCTION BARRIERS OR FENCING. Thank you!

Map showing temporary parking and access to Bailey Mountain Preserve

Directions driving from Asheville:

Take I-26 W towards Weaverville for 16 miles. Take exit 11 and turn left towards Mars Hill/Marshall/NC-213. After 1 mile turn right onto N. Main Street, and shortly after turn left onto Bailey Street. In approximately 1/4 mile, turn left onto Hickory Drive. 1/4 mile further, turn right onto Forest Street. The entrance and parking to the Bailey Mountain Preserve and Smith Property will be located on your left after 1 mile.

GPS Address – 889 Forest Street, Mars Hill, NC 28754

Groups wishing to schedule activities at the lower Smith Farm should contact the Town of Mars Hill 828-689-2301.

Maps of Bailey Mountain

Bailey Mountain Map, June 2023, use this link to access the PDF version of the map, showing the topography, trailhead and trails at Bailey Mountain Preserve and the Smith Farm. Please register using the QR code on the map.

Map of Bailey Mountain preserve 2024

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