Pleasant Mountain via Bald Peak Trail [CLOSED]

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Pleasant Mountain Preserve

Pleasant Mountain via Bald Peak Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bridgton, Maine that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,984 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

running

views

closed

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. This blue-blazed trail is accessed from Mountain Road. The trail leads up to Big Bald Peak and then swings south to Pleasant Mountain's summit.

hiking
2 days ago

It is really nice

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

Amazing view!

hiking
10 days ago

It’s back open!

hiking
1 month ago

Still closed off to hikers!

hiking
1 month ago

Closed at the time being

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

hiking
snow
3 months ago

hiking
icy
scramble
snow
6 months ago

Did this yesterday Sunday 11/30/19 Beginning half mile or so is fine.....the steepest parts are super icy and we are getting more snow tonight so be careful! Otherwise one of my favorite hikes and definitely the more challenging way to the summit of Pleasant.

hiking
icy
snow
6 months ago

Fun trail. Not as many views as Southwest Ridge but the woods had interesting terrain and scenery. Very icy in sections today -- definitely needed the micro-spikes.

icy
rocky
snow
6 months ago

great trail. a bit icy

hiking
snow
6 months ago

Tough climb for such a small mountain, but loved the big rocks and stream.light covering of snow with more on the summit. Great workout for us and our 3 dogs.

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

Challenging but fun

hiking
7 months ago

Truly a rewarding hike as the hard work to get to the peak is paid of with a spectacular panorama of God’s creation, with the White Mountains in the background. I’d rate it as mildly difficult for a nearly 50-year old with dog trying to keep up with a middle school football player. Soooo worth the trip!

hiking
8 months ago

Steep with great views once you’re on the ridge.

hiking
8 months ago

Fun hike always enjoy this climb

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

a very footy trail. lots of angles, loose rocks and roots. moderate/aggressive start on the bald face trail, however the last 1/3 of the trail is very rolly/flat with great stops/views.

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

Great views at the top

hiking
10 months ago

This is a challenging but excellent way to ascend Pleasant Mountain. It's a steady climb but shaded with some great views along the way. We opted to take Sue's/North Ridge on the way up and it was worth it for the added views. Some water was available near the base but really nothing after the first mile or so. The bugs were minimal, which was a treat. Will definitely hike again!

running
11 months ago

As a trail run, this is nowwhere near as good at the Ledges or SW Ridge trails. The trail is rather steep and not well switch-backed, and there are plentiful roots. Trail work has been done in recent years, and that may have improved things for runners. However, once you reach the Bald Peak summit (limited but nice views), the remainder of the trail south to the main summit is wonderful. A good running alternative is to go up Ledges, then north to Bald Peak, and then reverse it. Very pleasant (pun intended). As a hike, I would bump this up to four stars.

hiking
snow
Sun Mar 31 2019

3/31/19 Trail was packed down good but snow covered so highly recommend having some good traction boots. Amazing views the entire hike!

snowshoeing
Wed Mar 20 2019

Took the bald peak trail to summit on 3-17-19 . Trail had many postholes and snow had refrozen making trail very choppy. Still a good hike great views.

hiking
snow
Fri Mar 08 2019

hiking
snow
Sun Feb 17 2019

Great hike (w/ spikes) and snowshoe. Trails are well marked for winter.

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