Bald Mountain from Lolo Pass Trail

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Mount Hood National Forest

Bald Mountain from Lolo Pass Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rhododendron, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until July. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,387 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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bugs
muddy
snow
14 hours ago

This trail is awesome! Very remote. Only one car in the lot when I arrived at 9am. Very minimal foot traffic if you’re looking for some distance. The trail has a lot of down trees and some good snowy parts but nothing unmanageable. Most of the hard work is in the first mile of the hike, but once it levels out it’s incredibly peaceful. The view of the mountain was breathtaking.

hiking
22 hours ago

This is a great hike late may , last time I hiked it was August 2019 , it was very hot and lots of biting fly’s.. today was wonderful hiking in snow was fun. Just need to be sure footed !

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muddy
snow
4 days ago

Awesome route. View from the top is breathtaking (we did go on a sunny day). No issues with parking or access, just some snow left (~1/3rd of a mile of walking across snow but totally fine with hiking boots).

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muddy
snow
5 days ago

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snow
20 days ago

Trail still had a lot of snow in early May

E Lolo pass road is snowed out a little less than a mile from trailhead. Whole trail is snow with several paths walked through. Hard to follow at times. Many of the areas on the side of the hill are a slant of snow that can make snowshoeing hard. Microspikes might have been easier. Foggy so not much view.

hiking
2 months ago

The view of Mt. Hood and the river canyon way below is one of the most picturesque of the mountain from any angle.

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icy
4 months ago

With current snow conditions this trail head is unreachable

hiking
6 months ago

Did this hike Saturday, November 23rd. This was like the last nice day before all the snow hit. There were about 10 cars in the “lot” when I arrived at 11am but the trail didn’t seem crowded at all. There were lots of obstructed views of Hood for the first half mile or so. Got to see Mt Adams too which was awesome. The first awesome view of Hood is about 1.7 miles in. When I got to the trail map when all the trails split I didn’t know which trail to take for “Bald Mountain” so I opted for the Muddy Fork one since the app map looked to go that way. The Top Spur one was my other choice but I wasn’t going to do both. The Muddy Fork trail just kept going and the views were amazing but I stopped once I hit about 4 miles in and turned back. I didn’t have service so I couldn’t check the app to see how much farther it went. Highly recommended and wasn’t tough at all! A kid could easily do it especially if you turned back after the first great view!

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked this trail on a weekday in mid November. Trail is in great condition. Did not see any other hikers on the trail or at the parking lot at the trailhead. First mile and a half or so is moderately steep switchbacks. After that the trail is pretty flat through the woods with glimpses of Mt Hood and Mt Adams. Once on the Timberline Trail you see a fantastic view of Mt Hood. Took about 3 hours out and back. Highly recommend!

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bugs
muddy
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washed out
6 months ago

Crowded, we need another plague. Very beautiful though.

The first 2km are switchbacks up to a ridge and fairly steep. The ridge walk after is fairly easy. Beautiful view of mount hood at the end

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail - not for beginners, though. The way up in gradual, but it will leave you feeling out of breath in certain areas. Beautiful woods along the way. The view at the top is worth it - truly breathtaking! We took both of our dogs, a snack to have with our view, & there was no snow or ice when we went early Nov. Roundtrip it took us roughly 3.5 hrs.

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muddy
6 months ago

Easy hike, no snow or ice today. Perfect views of Mt. Hood.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice and easy hike today. There was no snow on the trail but there were some muddy spots. When you get to the junction of the PCT and Timberline Trail 600 there is a sign and a wilderness permit box. This is an easy spot to get lost by taking the wrong trail. Check your map/GPS and then check again to make sure you're on the right trail.

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snow
7 months ago

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muddy
snow
7 months ago

This is a wonderful little trail that is moderate, perfect length for a workout hike, close to PDX, relatively low-trafficked depending on when you go, and offers a killer view of Hood at the end (with some nice, albeit brief, views of Adams and Helen's through the trees). It's muddy now and just going to get muddier, and I saw patches of snow throughout, though nothing on the trail yet. When you reach the second intersection, take the Muddy Fork trail sign on the right for a five-minute walk to the Hood viewpoint (there is an unmarked trail and the Timberline trail as well at this intersection). Parking lot at the Lolo Pass trailhead is small so during the summer I'm sure it fills up quickly, so go early.

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

Nice hike through the forest. It took about 2 and a half hours to go from the E Lolo Pass trailhead to the junction with Top Spur TH/Timberline TH and then back. It starts out with some very gentle incline and then some steeper switchbacks but still on the line between easy and moderate. Flattens out after the switchbacks into an easy stroll with a couple quick (but gorgeous) views of Mt. Hood. Trail was a little soft and muddy in some spots, but definitely still passable without doing too much damage to the trail. No bugs today. Relatively low traffic, saw about a dozen hikers on the trail on a beautiful sunny Sunday... definitely more traffic on the Top Spur end of the trail though. I turned around at that junction as I was running low on time. Not a very exciting hike but a great spot to get some exercise. My dog loved the trail, too - just be sure to bring water for your pup as I didn’t see any streams along the way.

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muddy
rocky
snow
7 months ago

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