Bald Mountain from Lolo Pass Trail is a 6.1 mile out and back trail located near Rhododendron, OR that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until July.
Since it was our first time at Mt Hood area, we had really enjoyed this hike as it wasn't too difficult compared to the trails in North Vancouver. The initial quarter of the trail does have many switchbacks and an incline but after that it's not much but shade and beautiful scenery. Although the description says it's open from June-July you can still hike in September (which we did and many others). We will definitely be back here
This was a really great hike. The trail was well developed and the views of Mt Hood and Mt. St. Helens were incredible. There were a few spots that were washed out, but overall the trail was good. The start of the trail is the most difficult, as it contains the most elevation and switch backs. We would recommend trekking poles. The trail is largely shaded and rock/pine needles. As another review indicated, this is not a trail for small children as the elevation is significant and the drop-offs from some of the trails is dangerous. There is very limited cell phone reception. The entire hike was right at 6.8 miles and took us almost 4 hours (we stopped several times for pictures).
A little washed out in some places, but good overall
This was a great hike, I wouldn't recommend it for families or for beginners as the sections with switchbacks near the beginning and then the last push to the summit up the un-maintained trail could be pretty rough on them. Definitely a good hike for dogs, but I'd keep them on the leash due to several drop offs along the way. We didn't get to see the view from the summit as it was socked in with clouds, but I'll definitely be going back this summer again. We completed our hike in 2 hours and 46 minutes (not including the time spent at the summit).
Beautiful hike. We went on a weekend. Not a lot of parking.after a steep climb you get a amazing view of mount hood.
Didn't get to hike the complete trail as it was late in the day and my girlfriend and i encountered black bear scat and potential the black bear. Needless to say we retreated and quickly and safely as we could. We do plan on getting back out there and finish the hike.