Bald Mountain Trail

HARD 24 reviews
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Bald Mountain Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shaver Lake, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.9 miles 1941 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

off road driving
3 hours ago

Love this trail

hiking
5 days ago

I hiked this trail back in April and there was still snow pack for the top half of the hike.

I liked that this trail was easy to moderate and definitely can be considered a day hike. The views of shaver lake and the surrounding sierras are beautiful at the top. I recommend this hike for all levels.

off road driving
2 months ago

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off road driving
5 months ago

Had a blast, very nise trail. I'm hoping to go soon again.

off road driving
5 months ago

Midnight madness what a blast.

5 months ago

gonzo

6 months ago

beautiful and fun

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail!

6 months ago

fabulously awesome. with some hair raising places. try it but take your time.
enjoy

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

It's not very challenging and has beautiful views

off road driving
6 months ago

Easy for a modified off road vehicle. Great views and well worth the drive.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail though pedestrian and vehicle paths overlap in some areas, though I may have been lost for a while. Beautiful birds and flora can be seen if you pay attention.

off road driving
9 months ago

Took our stock 2015 Jeep Wrangler and ran thru most trails. Expect the major rock climbing. Great trail to learn how to use your 4x4. Meet some very nice people up and around the trails. A must do again!

1 year ago

off road driving
1 year ago

So much fun in the snow on this trail.

hiking
1 year ago

Fantastic experience offering a variety of challenges for all levels of thrill seekers. Thanks goes out to all the folks that have taken the time to tie markers into the hiking trail, and to the stacked stone smiths. Biggest challenge is dealing with the multiple Spurs and offshoots of this trail. Once the final peak is in sight, it's kind of obvious where you are going so the trail becomes far less necessary, but a sense of adventure and a willingness to tread away from the road can be cause for some excitement and challenges you didn't expect.

The fire watch tower appears to be in the midst of a renovation. The frame and roof are back up, where they had previously been removed.

Coming back down is the tricky part... If you went astray on the way back, be sure to go out the way you came unless you want to hike the much longer 4x4 road back to Dinkey Cr Rd. Do not get stuck following one of the several drainage draws that avail themselves. Most of them turn east, away from the road. Bad news if you want to keep the vertical to a minimum.

This trail is appropriately rated as difficult, however a junior novice or slightly experienced beginning could easily complete the hike if they were with somebody who had completed it before.

off road driving
2 years ago

Great trail but is you should definitely have a modified jeep or something with a short wheel base. I went in a dodge Durango with a 2 inch lift and 31 inch tires and made it but I wish I would have had my jeep. To bad I broke the rear axle and housing on a different trail 4 weeks ago and am upgrading to a Dana 44 by G2 with a locker. great views and a fun day trip from Madera. Always remember ONLY THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO GO TO FAR CAN POSSIBLEY FIND OUT HOW FAR ONE CAN GO!!!