Bald Mountain Blue, White and Orange Loop Trails is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Hiking the entire 11.7 miles will take about 5 hours, but there are shorter loops within the system and well marked.
I couldn't even find the Bald Mountain Trail (it's in the Bald Mountain Recreation Park) we took today. Hence I post it under the one that's closest. If you follow the direction that AllTrails provides for you'll get to the other Bald Mountain trail.
Take Greenshield Rd off 24 to get directly to the trail head. If you enter the park through the main entrance, you can park at the second or third to last parking lot and take a short trail that connects to the trail head. We took our dogs on a late Sunday afternoon. The trail is mostly wooded and an easy hike. You share the trail with bikers. We didn't see too many, so no big deal while we were there. You can extend or shorten your hike as you like, as there are many trails across.
Fun local trail. We hiked it with our kids. 4 year old managed to walk quite a bit of it on his own. Baby cruised in big wheeled jogger stroller. Very quiet and peaceful trail.
We go nearly every week to do at least one of the loops. Orange is the longest. Took my dog last week and he enjoyed it too!
Beautiful scenery. Took our dogs along and greatly enjoyed it!
It was a nice hike, with some hills and lots of water and trees. The only downside is being right next to the gun range, you can hear the shots, and between markers 10 and 14 you can smell them too. But it was a nice MI hike... Very Dog Friendly.