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Bald Mountain Trail

MODERATE 94 reviews

Bald Mountain Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Camden, Maine that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 679 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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1 month ago

Not too bad, me and the old man both handled it will having a bit of a bug. Little bit of bouldering near the top so definitely earns the medium rating!

3 months ago

Nice quick hike with lovely views of Camden.

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4 months ago

great trail to get back in the groove, enough to test you but also great starter trail.

6 months ago

I loved every thing about this trail!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Great views at the summit!! Well marked trail.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Great views along the way. Pretty steep and rocky at times for kids and older adults. Worth the hike though, highly recommend.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Nice views from along the trail and the top.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Great hike on a sunny mid-70's day. My husband and I took the trek up and really enjoyed it. The ground was dry and I hiked in TEVA's with no problems. There were a few quick ascents but not truly hard scrambles. Some gorgeous views with nice cool ocean breezes. We went on a Friday, so only encountered a few other people. great spots to have some lunch at the very top "bald'--just be prepared for sun since it is a "bald'. Can kids do it? My friend with kindergarten through 5th graders went and enjoyed it.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Nice hike. I took the family. It was a little steep for the youngest (he’s eight), but he did well.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Plenty of parking. Only 2.4 miles, but a very good work out View from summit was blocked by trees, but the view from slightly below summit was spectacular.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Had a lovely day on this trail. Parking was clear and available. Birds were out in full force, spring was definitely awakening. Excellent overlooks and definitely able to do both Bald and Ragged Mtn in the same day.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Nice view of Camden

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Beautiful view from the top! Great place to stay a while & enjoy the vista. I agree with the other poster about it being more than moderate. I hike regularly, but the trail was completely covered with leaves which hide rocks underneath. It was slippery even though dry. Also, the trail wasn’t blazed well in some areas. And as the other poster mentioned, there is a scramble up rocks. But lovely day and hike! Definitely worth seeing!!

Friday, September 08, 2017

Excellent short hike, but possibly more strenuous than "moderate" for inexperienced hikers or people who aren't in great shape. My 65-yo mother-in-law found it too difficult to complete and waited at one of the many exposed spots for us to scramble to the top and back. A few steep spots where you'll depend on the treads of your shoes to get you up or down rock surfaces so if it's wet you'll want to consider your footwear. Beautiful views of Penobscot Bay and blueberry fields. Can't recommend this quick hike enough.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fun little trail for beginner hikers, kids, and families, or someone just looking for a nice easy day out. There is no scrambling on this trail even though the description says there is. It's a regular basic hike with some very short, slightly steep sections that are still only walk ups. Scrambling usually requires the involvement of hands and nothing on this trail gets that steep.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nice little trail. Lots of stream access and beautiful terrain. The most picturesque apple tree I've ever seen

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Excellent trail. Beautiful views. Did encounter one unleashed dog, all others were leashed per the rule.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Excellent trail! Remember to leash your dogs please!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Easy to moderate hike. Took my puppy, it was great for him. Beautiful ocean views as well as a cool view of the Camden Snow Bowl/Ragged Mountain. Next time we'll do Ragged Mountain from the same trail head!

Friday, August 05, 2016

I really enjoyed this hike, well kept and had easily seen trail markers. Beautiful views at the top. Had a difficult time with GPS figuring out where to go, I have ATT and it dropped out when I got near. I didn't have an address for my actual GPS so I drove around for a little bit and finally found it, no biggie though it's a beautiful area. 325 Barnestown Rd, Hope, ME is the actual address for those who want to put it into their GPS.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Great hike! Very pretty views! Some steep parts overall a very nice hike!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

It was pretty good. Amazing views and great trails.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Excellent hike!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Great hike. Takes about 40 minutes up and the same coming down. Trails is nice mix gaining elevation and a walk in the woods. Runkeeper had our hike at a total of 2.3 miles, up and back. Views of Camden bay were gorgeous.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

One mile on dirt Bald Rock Road with 1/2 mile trail up to Bald Rock. Total distance to the rock is 1.6 miles. The trail is not difficult in fact at one point there are rock stairs. The view of the coastline with the harbors of Rockport, Camden, and Lincolnville and the islands just off the coast was spectacular.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fun trail, some steep rocky sections but overall not too difficult, good views of surrounding mountains. 30 minutes to the summit and about 20 minutes down.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Great day on the trail. Started at about 8:30 in the morning at about 25 degrees lots of snow and ice on trail but it was frozen and hard made hiking pretty easy got to the top in about an hour, beautiful 360 degree views. stayed about an hour on top and stared back down the trip down was harder being slippery but it was not to bad we were back at the car by noon. also was first hike carrying back packs.

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