Bald Mountain Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Bald Mountain Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rangeley, Maine that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
931 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

This was a really neat trail, mostly walking with minimal vertical challenge. It was rather muddy when we went but we stayed within sight of the blue markers and had no troubles at all. The fire tower was really cool and a very stable structure. Picnic tables at the clearing of the top of the trail, perfect to take in the view and refuel before heading back down. Great little morning hike!

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1 month ago

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8 months ago

9 months ago

Very nice quick hike with decent views, like how close it is to rangeley.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike!! The views are amazing. The climb at the top is rocky and a bit step in places. Well worth the climb.

hiking
10 months ago

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11 months ago

11 months ago

I hiked it today with my Cockapoo. She really enjoyed it. The climb was harder than I expected but it was fun and the view from the tower at the top of Bald Mountain looking down on the mountains and lakes was great.

Monday, June 20, 2016

this hike is definitely moderate to above-average there are a lot of steep areas to climb up rock climbing rock faces other than that the hike is fairly easy except for towards the end, but the view is well worth it in the end

Monday, December 21, 2015

Tougher than the easy hike we had expected! Though we went in snowy / icy conditions... The final third seems to follow a brook which was completely frozen so we had to scramble much of it. Views from the top of the fire tower are beautiful.

hiking
Saturday, December 05, 2015

Great. Not as easy as you think great little workout

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Wet/muddy, but fun! Dog loved it! The fire tower at the top lets you go above the tree line for some AMAZING views!!!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

One of the best "quickie" hikes in all of New England. Spectacular views of Rangely Lake, Mooselookmeguntic Lake and the Androscoggin River Basin and the AT ridge from Crawford Notch to Saddleback Mt. Despite what others may claim, round trip from the parking lot at Bald Mountain Road just east of Cupsuptic is 3.6 miles. It may be shorter from the new trailhead on Route 4, but old timers don't use that trailhead. There is no reliable water source. Privy at the trailhead.

hiking
Saturday, August 10, 2013

Great trail! Gorgeous views on a clear summer days! I disagree with the either commenter. Coming from the route 4 trail head it is 3.6 round trip.

hiking
Sunday, July 22, 2012

Nice trail with moderate rocky climb last third of trail. Great views from firetower on top of Rangeley Lake and Mooselookmuguntoc Lake. Good for families. Trail is 2.6 miles round trip, not 3.6 miles.

hiking
Friday, July 13, 2012