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Pines to Peak - Bald Mountain Loop Trail

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Bald Mountain Scenic Area

Pines to Peak - Bald Mountain Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 374 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Photos (54)
Recordings (89)
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Adam Sheinhaus
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Hiking

Relatively easy trail that offers surprisingly nice views of the canyon. The loop we did was just over a mile and took <30 minutes. Pretty sunny in parts--bring a hat and sunglasses!

Crystal Soderman
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Hiking

Nice, easy trail. Used it today while trying out my new backpack carrier with my 10 month old. Took us about an hour, but that’s with stopping for a bottle break. I was there at about 12:30 and only saw a couple of people on the trail. It was hot, with few shady spots, but not too bad given how short the trail is.

Andrea Wu
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Hiking

The information on here is incorrect regarding mileage - it's 1 mile, not 2. I came here on a weekday evening around 7PM and when we arrived, we were the only car, but when we left, there were a few more cars around. The walk up was pleasant and there were some mountain views, and the walk down was fine. There were some picnic tables too which are good to hang out at, and it's not a bad spot to watch the sunset! Short and sweet trail.

Logynn Northrhip
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Hiking

Just a nice, short after work hike. When you need a little nature fix and don’t have a lot of time, this is the spot.

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Danielle Lancellotti
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Nature trips

Gorgeous wildflowers - saw lots of columbine especially. My kids (5 & 7) love going to the summit. Have also seen hummingbirds, gopher snakes, and lots of butterflies up there.

Jett Coffeen
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Hiking

pretty short trail, perfect to run with my dog

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Eric Butler
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Hiking

No snow, pretty dry. Pleasant trail with interesting views, but very short (1.9 miles is essentially two times around) and close to homes.

Jeremy Gillespie
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3/21/20 About 12” of snow. Great for snowshoeing. Kids loved it. Becoming packed near the base and midway up the mountain.

Christopher Sykes
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had a great quick hike with 2 dogs, used our micro spikes over the nanos which was the right call. gorgeous views from the summit!

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Lauren Zager
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Hiking

Some spots with snow still covering the trail. Muddy in places. Doable without any traction. Nice quick hike, with pretty views.

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Laura W.
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Emily Suarez
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Kyle Helgemoe
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kathy nash
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John McAnally
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Hiking

Short with great views. Several picnic tables at trailhead and 3 or 4 benches staggered along the trail with great views. If your short on time this a nice hike to squeeze in!

Christopher Burke
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Hiking

Much shorter than listed here. maybe a little over a mile. very easy trail with lots of deer around.

Eric C
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Hiking

easy and great payoff

M T
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Hiking

Easy walk with a lovey just before sunset view

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Alise Nacson
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Hiking

Low intensity, high reward! This is a (very) short and east loop with amazing views. Great for bringing visitors who haven’t acclimated to altitude yet or for introducing young kids to the joys of hiking. Also, a beautiful and relatively short drive up Sunshine Canyon from Boulder. They also have picnic tables and a very clean port-o-potty at the parking area.

Mary Shaw
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Hiking

Easy hike with beautiful flowers!

Emily Campbell
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Hiking

Perfect for families, less crowded than the trails closer to boulder. Great 360 view from the summit. Heart rate booster on the way up, great cool down on the way down. Perfect for a short sweet exercise.

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Kim Altomare
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Hiking

Great short hike with kiddos!

Maria Dunlap
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Hiking

Easy hike for my 5 & 7 year old. Pretty wildflowers.

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Stephanie Hingtgen
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Hiking

Quick trail that has a beautiful overlook of mountains surrounding you. No more snow and not muddy when I went (5/12). Restrooms on site too.

Mindy Kaufman
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Hiking

I just walked this. It is a lovely trail, relatively easy although there are two short uphills if that's a concern for anyone. However, it is -- according to the map provided at the trailhead -- only a .8 mile loop with a .2 "lollipop stick." So all told only 1.2 miles, nor 1.9. Beautiful view for minimal work! The reason I give it only 3 stars is that it is so short.

Buehrle B
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Hiking

Kid friendly! Short hike, but a good loop. Windy on the west, as expected! Sunny trail. Dogs have to be on a leash, no voice and sight off leash. Multiple benches on the trail to stop and take in the views

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