Mount Baldy via East Baldy Trail #95

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Mount Baldy via East Baldy Trail #95 ist ein 11.7 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Eagar, Arizona. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, durch schönen Wald und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, gezeltet und gebackpackt werden. Die Route ist am besten von Mai bis September zugänglich. Hunde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 11.7 miles Höhenunterschied: 1,912 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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This is a popular high altitude route in eastern Arizona. The peak of Mount Baldy is in the jurisdiction of the Mountain Apache Reservation, so hikers cannot reach it without permission. Hikers can choose to do a loop in the Mount Baldy Wilderness by combining this trail with the West Baldy Trail.

wandern
sturmholz
2 months ago

what a fantastic and fun trail. we loved it! saw a dozen elk during the walk out in the meadow too!

wandern
2 months ago

It’s pretty flat until you get about a mile in towards the rock formations. Then it’s pretty spectacular and a good workout. Gorgeous hike!

wandern
2 months ago

I would recommend this trail to folks with an animal. Pretty challenging but not impossible to get a time walking. Bring snacks and plenty of water.

wandern
5 months ago

Awesome trail

wandern
5 months ago

3rd consecutive year hiking this trail. Got to the plane crash and had to turn around due to inclement weather which included lightning, copious amounts of rain/hail and thunder. Went with a group of 15ish people and had a late start. Start early! Pack a light raincoat or poncho! Always a solid hike and great views from the first lookout about 3 miles into the hike!

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sturmholz
5 months ago

First time exploring eastern AZ and this place is a treasure. Completed the hike in just over six hours of moving time and it was a challenge with the elevation. Flowers are popping and the area is very green with lots of wildlife to observe. Be sure to check out the wreckage of the plane if you're doing the east trail. Couple words of caution to novice or day hikers... Pay attention to your weather as monsoons are now in full swing. Don't want to get caught in a gully warsher or electric storm near/around the summit. Also, to hikers with firearms or bear spray... There is a portion of this trail that does cross into reservation and as far as I know you cannot hike into the reservation with guns or bear spray. Finally, I plan to inquire with authorities on recreational permits to keep myself legal in the future. Just something to think about... Lastly, this is more of a moderate trail (overall) in my opinion but it's going to be a lung burner for flat-landers.. Started at the TH at 6:30am finished around 1pm.. As others have mentioned, the loop will be completed next time...

wandern
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steinig
6 months ago

Pretty shaded through the forest- beautiful scenery with aspens and conifers interspersed. Saw a nice variety of birds, including some baby wild turkeys! An early start is definitely a good idea to miss afternoon rain and trail traffic. Several doggos were encountered on this hike, too.

wandern
6 months ago

The East Baldy trail is finally clear of snow! And trail crews have cleared all of the downed trees, thank you trail crew!! My GPS recorded 14.2 miles and 2,500' of elevation gain.

wandern
6 months ago

Nice hike. Gets busy in the afternoon. Start early to summit before thunderstorms. Saw a lot of people on my way out at 12:30.

rucksacktour
9 months ago

Great day hike. Not very many people. Went in September and the overnight lows were in the 20s therefore we did not camp near the summit. Though we did see several undeveloped campsites and determined they would be great sites in mid summer. Will do the loop next time.

Thu Nov 15 2018

This is a favorite of mine, always chances for beautiful pictures. I will keep coming back to this one!

wandern
Thu Nov 08 2018

I’ve hiked this in the snow and in the fall colors. Both were beautiful hikes. I made it to the top lookout (just past the hoodoos) but have never continued on. It’s a somewhat easy hike. I’ve only been on weekdays and only seen a few other people which makes it nice and quiet.

wandern
Wed Oct 17 2018

This trail was much more then I expected. As it is Fall right now, the aspen trees are changing their colors to a golden yellow. Very cloudy out, and left before the rain started to fall. Very green pine trees, yellow grasses, and a little bit of the wildflowers left. Easy hike, very quiet as we saw very few people. We crossed the creek once. Mt. Baldy wilderness has many recreational opportunities. Definitely adding this area to our bucket list! Great place to hike!

wandern
Mon Sep 24 2018

We loved this hike. We basically had the entire hike to ourselves on a Sunday morning. Well maintained, spruce, Aspen at every turn, we will return. Not sure if the distance shown above is accurate, as the signs seem to contradict these numbers, but it was a great hike. Highly recommended.

wandern
Wed Sep 05 2018

So amazing! Between the rock formations and the green surroundings, this is my new favorite trail. Highly recommend starting early to avoid storms. They rolled in by noon today. We made it back just in time!

wandern
Sun Sep 02 2018

Amazing greenery due to a month of rain. Hiked in rain and hail but had proper gear. #94 was not strenuous. It got sloppy with the rain but very worth seeing the view at 10,400 and the old growth pines.

Fri Aug 10 2018

Absolutely amazing trail, loved it!

Sat Jun 09 2018

Just completed the East trail, very nice established trail, Beautiful Mountain View’s. Forest is becoming very dry and dead bark beetle infested trees are falling all the time. It was a very enjoyable hike indeed.

rucksacktour
Wed May 30 2018

This is a good hike for an out-and-back or a loop using West Baldy Trail #94 down and the Baldy Connector Trail #96 back to the #95 trail head at Gabaldon. We started at Gabaldon Horse Camp, at the #95 trail head. No water on this trail, pack accordingly. With 25-30lb packs it took us 2:40 moving time, 4 hours elapsed (wandering, a constitutional or two, enjoying views), to go the 7.1 miles, 2,220' elevation gain. We assembled some water from the very few patches of snow at the top, but if you're camping on top like we did I wouldn't count on finding snow. Two in our party camped in hammocks lined with Tyvek, sleeping pads, warm bags and warm clothes. They said it was cold. I would recommend a tent. About 3 miles down the West Baldy Trail #94 you find water again if you go that way. Overall I would do it again, but skip camping at the top. There's no views to be had up there so it's just high altitude forest camping. Though I hear there are views on the reservation land at the tippy top, we didn't make that journey. Next time we'll hike up #95, down #94 and camp down towards the meadow on #94 for a 11 mile hike, give or take.

Tue May 08 2018

One of the best trails in the White Mountains. Starts out easy through open meadows along the little colorado river but becomes moderately steep as it climbs a mountain through huge ancient fir trees before it tops out at a granite overlook with views for miles. There is aircraft wreckage on the 11200 feet mountain next to Mount Baldy.A good trail to see mexican wolves.

Wed Apr 11 2018

best of the white mountains i would rate it as difficult in the first four miles pretty steep but beautiful climbs a mountain through huge ancient fir trees then tops out at a granite vista with views of many miles

rucksacktour
Wed Nov 08 2017

Did this as a loop in early November with West Baldy Trail, using the 3.5 mile crossover trail. No water source on East Baldy Trail at that time, but found water on West Baldy Trail the next day. Pretty hike, trail is very well maintained. As other people have mentioned, the ascent is strenuous but doable. Day 1 on East Baldy Trail we made it to within a mile of the peak with 25lbs backpacks in about 6 hours. We found a few nice campsites with premade fire rings. Day 2 we finished the ascent and started the descent on West Baldy. Again found a nice campsite next to the West Fork of the river with a premade fire ring about 2.5 miles from the West Baldy Trail head. Day 3 finished out the descent and completed the loop on the crossover trail. Crossover trail is 3.5 miles and a bit more strenuous than we thought it would be. Overall a good 3 day 2 night backpacking trip.

Mon Sep 04 2017

Beautiful scenic hike with multiple locations to look east toward Escudilla and Big Lake. Closer to the end of the hike, the forest has been devastated by the wood beetle. Well maintained trail and worth the trip.

wandern
Wed Jul 05 2017

Nice cool hike for mid-summer AZ, with lots of shade, a few remaining wildflowers and many butterflies. Mostly forest with one very nice view point looking SE about half way up. Another view point looking N closer to the end. Smoke from distant wildfires rolled in mid-afternoon.

Tue Jun 20 2017

Beautiful trail! Did the whole Loop East to West and it was stunning!

wandern
Sat Jun 03 2017

This was the last hike on a whirlwind three day hike. We hiked the three tallest peaks in three days. It was great to finish with Baldy. It was gorgeous and cool, I saw the biggest pine tree I've ever seen on the trail. Beautiful hike.

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