Mount Baldy via East Baldy Trail #95

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Mount Baldy Wilderness

Mount Baldy via East Baldy Trail #95 is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eagar, Arizona that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 11.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,912 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

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.

hiking
bugs
20 hours ago

Hike date was 6-27. Left from the Gabaldon Horse Camp trailhead- advantage is toilets at trailhead. This trailhead is about a 1/4 mi past the #95 trail parking; just drive through the camping area to the end of the road. We hiked out seven miles and then turned around. Weather was perfect and, as noted in other reviews, there were plenty of fallen trees to climb over/under past the five mile mark.

5 days ago

Awesome trail! After about 2 miles you come to some amazing rock formations. a couple of real nice viewpoints along this trail too. I saw a bear about 2 miles from the top.

hiking
17 days ago

Seriously GORGEOUS hike! The downed trees were difficult but not impossible. Definitely slowed us down a bit. Overall 10/10!

hiking
blowdown
snow
1 month ago

Did the loop up the East trail and back down West side. The lower elevations on both trails are very nice. Upper 4-5 miles from about 10300 feet have lots of deadfall. Snowdrifts at top made finding trail difficult, but those should be gone in another couple of weeks. Would have given this a 5 star rating if there weren't 200 trees to climb over.

This is a great hike with beautiful scenery and fantastic views along the way. The climb is steady but not in any way punishing at any place. The last 1/2-3/4 miles have some snow pack that cover the trail and the last 1/4 mile is almost all snow covered. The snow pack is hard so it still makes for good hiking.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Like there are very few rocks on the trail :) Did it today with my son and best friend Still lots of snow at the end - got to 5.5 miles but had to turn around .. Fun morning :)

hiking
snow
1 month ago

hiking
blowdown
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 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!

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.

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

P to.

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome trail

hiking
10 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!

hiking
blowdown
bugs
private property
rocky
11 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...

hiking
bugs
rocky
11 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.

hiking
11 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.

hiking
Sun Jun 30 2019

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.

backpacking
Sun Mar 24 2019

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!

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

hiking
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!

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