DISTANCE
13.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,487 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

river

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16 days ago

First part of the trail to go up Bald Knob is no longer in use. You can see on the app map that there is no dash. Our original plan was to do a longer loop using the Italian trail and go up the back side of Bald Knob. Luckily I scouted the trail first because I had a hunch due to the trail not being marked of maps. Could barely tell at the brook there had once been a bridge. Seems to have washed out long ago. Crossed anyway and followed the unmarked trail. Took several wrong turns down what were presumably other old trails. Forest floor dense with debris making footing difficult gauge and adding time to travel. I’m sure it’s doable for experienced hikers, but I do not recommend attempting. We would have had to back track several miles late in the day if we hadn’t gone to check the trail first. If you go up the Italian trail you can get a nice hike in and reach two separate peaks.