Big Baldy Ridge Trail

MODERATE 63 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

25 days ago

Beautiful views when the smog is not so thick

26 days ago

Nice trail however trail was not easy to follow so be cautious

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29 days ago

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1 month ago

I can only speak for the trail at the summit. We hiked there from Monticto Lodge which I wouldn't recommend (it's basically a fire road). The view while very pretty, didn't wow me as much as some of the other hikes we did. Theres also a huge cell tower or weather tower very close by that takes away a bit from the atheisticness of the summit.

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2 months ago

2 months 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.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

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

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3 months 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.

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3 months ago

3 months ago

Very nice trail!

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3 months ago

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

3 months 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!

3 months ago

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

3 months ago