1st time posting here...

Planning a section hike from Deep Gap to Wayah Bald (4 days). I am debating my options for getting to/from the trailheads.

Can anyone tell me if I should be concerned about theft and vandalism if we park at the parking area near the Wayah Bald tower?

That certainly would be most convenient but not sure if it's worth risk. Our alternative is leaving car parked at hotel (is that really any better? lol) OR getting shuttled to and from a family member's home where I can safely park my car but would be like 45 mins away.