Bald Mountain Preserve

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Bald Mountain Preserve is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marlow, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
623 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

ice climbing

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

7 months ago

hiking
Monday, September 08, 2014

This is a small wilderness preserve with a few hiking trails and a rock climbing area. 3 possible loops here; the Sands trail, the most direct route will take you up the ledges past the rock climbing location and then to the summit. The Gage trail is more of logging road that circles the hill and would be around twice length of the Sands trail. Lastly, the McIntyre trail, which is the longest loop around the mountain, and in my opinion was somewhat overgrown and not marked very well at times. My hike started up the Sands and down and around via the McIntyre. If you bring children, avoid the McIntyre trail, I recommend going up the Sands and down the Gage. The ledges portion of the Sands was fun and challenging but somewhat anticlimactic due the extremely marginal views at the mostly wooded summit.