Bald Mountain Loop

HARD 10 reviews
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Bald Mountain Loop is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Highlands, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2030 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

historic site

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Ended up hiking for 12 miles , make sure map is downloaded very easy to get lost

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked with Hannah, who beat me to a review. I agree with everything she says below. Such beautiful views, as you hike you are able to see a gorgeous view from almost all directions, just not all at once. It breaks up the hike quite a bit.
There are definitely times where many trails seem to intersect the actual hiking trail, and it got confusing, so you definitely need to have a map ready, as Hannah says in her review. If our friend hadn't had that with him we would probably still be out there, and we are all pretty experienced hikers.
It was fun to get to walk through the abandoned remains of Doodletown at the end of the hike, even though it is really overgrown and hard to see. I'd like to check that out once the leaves are gone.
The hike is LONG, so don't leave too late in the day!

1 month ago

This hike is awesome! Great views, three peaks, vastly different forest ecosystems, but also closer to 10 miles and at times its very easy to lose the trail. Make sure you have your trail map downloaded because cell service is spotty and come prepared to hike at least 10 miles. We got surprised by the way extra three miles, but it was totally worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

Very beautiful views, but not easy. This loop covers many different trails and its possible to take a wrong turn. Make sure you have a hard copy map in case your battery dies.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago