Bald Mountain Trail

MODERATE 140 reviews

Bald Mountain Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1145 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

This nearly 12,000 peak of the most popular hikes in the Uinta Mountains of Utah At nearly 12,000 feet but under a mile and half to the summit this mountain is a great start for beginners. The trail is easy to follow and the views towards the many surrounding alpine lakes is spectacular. Bring a camera.

hiking
6 months ago

I loved all the lakes I got to see while doing this hike. So beautiful! I hiked this 10.29.17 and while there was some snow, it was still completely doable. We were up to the peak in 50 minutes and enjoyed the views from the peak.

6 months ago

Amazing views! Way more snow than expected!

hiking
7 months ago

Lots of snow and super windy. Not a lot of other people. Dope views!!!!!

7 months ago

Shortest hike for the views/summit! This was the first "real" hike I've done. This is where it all began : ). Saw a lot of children/dogs on this trail. A great experience for the family!

hiking
8 months ago

Went up for a nice Sunday hike. there's no shade/cover and it's fairly steep ascent so our smaller dog needed a little help coming down. gorgeous views.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a great family trail for most abilities and endurance levels. The view from the top will not disappoint. As well, the trail is usually clear after July 4th, but there will still be snow on or near the trail. One thing to keep in mind is weather. Storms can roll in fast while on top of Bald so be cognizant of that. Fantastic family trail!

hiking
8 months ago

This hike was so much fun. We made it up in a little under an hour. Spent an hour on top and got down in 45 minutes (I had to take a billion pictures.) You want to do this hike. No picture will do the view any justice. Be careful if you explore the peak (which is huge), the rocks shift around a lot in some areas and they are big enough that it would really suck if one fell on you. We also saw mountain goats!

hiking
8 months ago

Best views! Highly recommend :)

hiking
8 months ago

Fun hike. A bit like climbing flights of stairs at times. Great views of the Uintas.

hiking
8 months ago

Spectacular panoramic views!

9 months ago

One word of advice.. don't forget sunscreen!! Breath taking views! Took my 4 and 8 year old and dog!

hiking
9 months ago

This hike was absolutely amazing. It is a bit steep but definitely worth it. I did this in July and the trail did disappear in a small amount of snow for 10 yards...You're exploring a mountain, expect it to get rocky at times. Highly recommend it. The view is breathtaking. Bring a sweater.

9 months ago

I can honestly say, besides Angel's Landing- this hike offers the prettiest views of any Utah hike I've done. You can see tons of lakes from the top and a panoramic view of the uintahs. The views going up were beautiful the whole way as well. Not a hard hike at all. The end is a little sketchy with tons of angular rocks jutting out and steep cliffs, so I put my dog on her leash at that point just to play it safe.

hiking
9 months ago

Great Hike! even with whiny kids. Saw Mountain Goats and Raptors.

9 months ago

Phenomenal views.

9 months ago

breathtaking views. no shade so be sun safe.

hiking
9 months ago

The views ! ! ! ! Short, semi-steep, and worth every step.

9 months ago

Still some snow on the trail so that made it a little bit more difficult but definitely worth it for the amazing view at the top.

9 months ago

beautiful short hike! There is still a small snow area that you have to cross, shoes with good grip will help. The views are amazing! go early in the morning to avoid thunderstorms.

hiking
10 months ago

As always, this is a great, short (but demanding) hike through a beautiful landscape with a fantastic payoff in the views at the top. As of 07/16/2017 there are still 2 places where snow across the trail necessitates a detour or very careful attention to your footing, as slipping would probably have significantly negative consequences. But it's not too challenging.

hiking
10 months ago

The views from the top are spectacular. There are lakes all around the bald mountain, the rocks are infinite and amazing, and the small flowering patches are very beautiful. This is an easy hike.

hiking
10 months ago

This hike is definitely one of our favorites! You loose your breathe a lot faster than normal since you're up around 10,000 feet altitude. Also we went around a week ago, and there's still a lot of snow so we didn't quite make it up to the top, but we definitely are going to come back in August to try it out again!

hiking
10 months ago

Great views!

hiking
10 months ago

A great hike, challenging at times. Snow pack still an issue in spots in early July but the view from the top was incredible. We saw a couple mountain goats on a ledge below us. It was quite a moment and the trail was virtually empty above the snowy areas.

10 months ago

Cool trail that gives you a good view of a lot of the lakes and ponds on the mirror lake highway. Can get pretty hot so bring lots of water!

10 months ago

Do not go until later in the season end of June is too early. We managed to get to the summit today but the trail disappears into snow at the start, along the ridge line, and multiple times throughout the trail. If you have crampons or micro spikes and don't mind the adventure of going off the beaten trail and potentially scaling random 70 degree rock faces then go for it the views are amazing. The snow was beautiful in the distance though and you may see some Billy goats we even saw a baby goat nursing. It was fantastic!

hiking
Monday, November 14, 2016

A far drive if you live in Salt Lake but a gorgeous one once you get into the Uintas. This was a rocky but pretty easy hike, what made it hard was the elevation. The view around all side are stunning.y dog was able to do it and I highly recommend this.

hiking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

This is short enough that the elevation gain and altitude aren't a huge factor. Do you love the Uinta Mountains and are looking for some truly unique views? Look no further and get climbing! I normally use trekking poles but didn't the day I climbed this, and was not disappointed to have left them behind. Rocky, but just watch your step and keep moving, you'll be there in no time. Enjoyed the summit for 15-20 minutes solo before making a quick exit to beat an incoming rainstorm. Will be doing this one again, without a doubt.

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Amazing view at the top. It's a relatively short hike, approximately 1 1/2 HR each way, but lots of rocks you need to maneuver over that gets your heart rate up. We ran into mountain goats which was really neat. There's a 30ft section that's a bit harry if your scared of heights. All n all a great hike. Bring a jacket.

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tons of fun. Plenty of wildlife -- saw deer and sheep right by the trailhead. Beautiful views all the way up and even more spectacular at the top. Mostly a moderate hike, though the altitude can make it pretty exhausting at times. Brought my small stubby-legged dog and he loved it. He only needed assistance for a couple of the larger rocks.

Highly recommended and one of the easier ways to reach such a high peak.

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