Bald Mountain Trail

MODERATE 35 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

18 days ago

The climb is always worth it.. beautiful views once we reached the top. Definitely didn't wear the right shoes for snow/ice. Not a hard hike per say but very slippery in areas. Fun to see all the tracks in the snow on the way up. Wish we would've started the trail earlier to enjoy the view up top longer. Incredible. A few in our group didn't make it all the way due to the slick conditions (child in a backpack child carrier... better safe than sorry). Definitely want to come back in the summer/fall!

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

It was pretty slick after a lot of rain but the view at the top was definitely worth it!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Challenging

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike. Awesome views at top!!

3 months ago

3 months ago

Great hike. Awesome views from a great sturdy tower.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This hike is amazing if you can do it. Most of the trail is roots and dirt, though towards the top there are some boulders to climb over. I say they are easier to climb up than to navigate down. When you reach the top, don't expect it to be "bald" it's very wooded, but when you climb the fire tower, man that was amazing. You could even see mount Washington.

3 months ago

This trail starts out pretty easy and is well marked and well worn but it gets rather gnarly towards the end, tricky roots, slick granite boulders, mid when it's wet but you are rewarded with a fire tower view at the end! I don't know how it is most of the time but I was surprised to see so many people on this trail.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

The Bald Mountain Trail is one you will not want to miss. It's a short hike, 1.3 miles out and 1.3 miles back, that is only steep (though very steep) as you summit the mountain. The views at the top of the fire tower are some of the best I have ever seen. I did this on July 4th, so the trail was crowded, but there are 2 parking areas, one off Bald Mountain Road (just past Oquossoc) and one off Route 4. The elevation and temperatures in the 60s kept the bugs to a minimum. My very agile dog accompanied me and found a spot to drink, but it had rained a significant amount the days prior, and so the trail was extremely muddy. Normally I'd say bring some water if you bring the pooch. You may also want to plan for the fire tower, as most of the other dogs there were too afraid to climb it. i will do this hike again.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months 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!

hiking
6 months ago