Big Baldy Ridge Trail

MODERATE 59 reviews
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Big Baldy Ridge Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Stony Creek Village, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1686 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
4 days ago

7 days ago

This trail is awesome! Short drive compared to other locations in Sequoia and Yosemite. The trailhead is right off the road and super easy to find. Trail is very well maintained and easy to follow. No mosquitos (unlike courtright area). Low traffic as well, started at 8ish and got all the way to the top without seeing another soul.

Great 360 panoramic views from the top. I can't wait to go again after a good rainstorm washes away some of the valley smog and improves visibility.

Just a note, the trail is listed as 5.5 miles but the high point of the trail with the best views is only two miles in. So you can make this a 4mile hike and not miss anything.

hiking
7 days ago

10 days ago

So fun! Did not want to leave that top viewing area! :P just spectacular and definitely second to none.

13 days ago

14 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

If you want to get away from the crowds in the National Park, this is a very nice, moderate trail that takes you out to a great 360-degree view over the Forest (recommended by a ranger). We saw lots of wild flowers and some wildlife. Had a great chat with a local man at the point who talked about getting out on the less used trails.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Very nice trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Stunning views from a moderate hike, but lots of downed trees along the way to scramble over or under.

1 month ago

Loved this trail! Alot of downed trees but they provide an alternative path around most of them while working on trail maintenance. An abundance of wildlife, wildflowers and butterflies. Our 8 and 5 year old even walked in silence enjoying the sounds of a very vibrant forest. Outstanding views from the top!

1 month ago

Good views, very green, but fair amount of trail management going on do to down trees and such. Nice hike.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice views, few people, beautiful meadows. The elevation gain at the beginning makes for some sweet views. I recommend taking the full loop, and coming out at Battle Creek Falls.

2 months ago

Beautiful view

nature trips
2 months ago

the veiw was lovely to see.

2 months ago

Very nice trail. There was still some snow on the ground. Lots of shade.