Bald Mountain Trail

HARD 52 reviews
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Bald Mountain Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shaver Lake, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

off road driving
4 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

The trail is labaled here HARD , but I think it is medium.
The first part of the trail is a steep , but later on it turns to a relatively flat or slow slope walk on the ridge. The last part joins a jeep road to bald mountain peak, so I had lots of vehicle company. Bald peak has a observation deck tower and offers great views of Shaver lake and the area. Although the trail is marked well, with color ribbons ,where there are trees and with piles of stones is the more exposed areas - still I lost the trail several times and used the app to return to the track.

23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

Beautiful hike. It was harder getting down than up!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views of Shaver Lake, watch tower with swing at the top! First half of the hike was pretty hard, straight up hill, climbing along rocks- then mellows out the rest of the way. Followed the pink ties and stacked rocks. Got a little lost on the way back and had to back track- pulled out the all trails map though and found the trail again. Definitely start early, most of the trail is exposed- hence bald mountain!

off road driving
2 months ago

Fun trail great views.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with beautiful end view! There was still snow on the trail when we went so some of the markers were covered up. The trail markers are stacked rocks, but they're pretty staggered. If you can't find them just follow the tire tracks. This trail is used frequently by rock crawlers. We did see a bear on the way down so it would probably be a good idea to bring bear spray. Can't wait to go again soon!

3 months ago

Hiking this trail made you feel a bit like a mountain goat! Beautiful views made the hike worthwhile.

off road driving
3 months ago

Great trail and great views! Couple bumper busters, 3.5" lift with 35's on a Jeep Rubicon did just fine on this trail.

off road driving
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, challenging and beautiful. Starts steep and mellows out in a meadow before the final summit pushes. There were still patches of snow on the ground around 8k ft up on Monday, May 29. Have to agree with the last review that the trail is not well marked once you get to the meadow and again when you're following the creek path. It was very easy to get lost but luckily the snow-capped mountains to the east helped me keep my bearings and find the trail again. Parts of the trail area doubles for jeeps and ATVs but their trail starts in a totally different place so it's not like you can follow them back down. All in all a great trail but could use more TLC

4 months ago

First let me say that this trail is magnificent and beautiful. And the top is absolutely amazing. That said, you better have some serious navigation skills because it is not well marked and easy to get lost. My girlfriend and I were the only ones up on the mountain Sunday and we got lost and had to sleep there for the night. We made it out because of the good people at Fresno County Sheriffs search and rescue.

Beautiful hike but better be prepared.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Very beautiful hike and even in at there was snow patch and I went last Wednesday! Loved seeing all the rock formations

4 months ago

6 months ago

off road driving
10 months ago

Love this trail