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Bald Mountain

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Bald Mountain is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 252 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

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rocky
13 days ago

Amazing trail! It is rocky and has a bit of a climb, but worth every step! Not a good hike for young children and elderly adults due to the climbing. Make sure to loop to Artists Bluff!

hiking
20 days ago

The views from the summit are fantastic. Be sure to keep going around the loop to Artist’s Bluff!

hiking
2 months ago

A great trail! The view was beautiful! I saw 2 deer as well, which always makes things a little sweeter.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome little cutie of a hike. Was finished in less than an hour and the views were stellar. If you’re weighing effort vs. reward then Bald mountain is hard to beat.

hiking
7 months ago

Perfect for a short, fun, challenging hike with amazing views at the top. Some rock scrambling and icy parts but so worth the view!

hiking
9 months ago

I’m usually focused on getting to Artist’s Bluff, but took the time to add Bald Mountain today, and am glad I did! After the trail splits, it’s a nice, short rock scramble up to some great views of Cannon and Echo Lake. Maybe it’s just when I’m up there, but Bald Mountain seems to get much less foot traffic than Artist’s Bluff. To me, it is quieter and more contemplative, while offering similar (though less striking) views. Enjoy! :)

9 months ago

Love this trail. Very easy and quick with stunning views at the top. View of cannon mountain and echo lake

hiking
10 months ago

Fast, fun hike with a nice view. Worth the climb. Took us, what felt like 20-25 mins.

10 months ago

Not very good for viewing

10 months ago

Moderately challenging climb to the summit. Great view when you reach it

hiking
11 months ago

Best views in the park for the effort. A couple of steep grades where my dog needed help but other than that a doable climb. One of my favorites hikes in the notch.

hiking
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Moderate for most of it, then steep and rocky at the very end. However, it is very short, and the views are great, especially considering the effort required.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

My favorite go early am to find the trail head park across from cannon building when you park you’re facing an empty lot the trail head is across the lot slightly left at tree line HAPPY TRAILS

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