Bald Mountain Trail

MODERATE 165 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
1,145 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
4 hours ago

hard 1.4 miles one way but so worth it. Views are priceless.

hiking
3 days ago

Good quick artery cleanser with amazing views ! I’ve hiked it multiple times and love it every time ! ☮️❤️⛰

hiking
7 days ago

Steep hike with amazing view

7 days ago

excellent

16 days ago

Love loved this trail...butt kicking climb straight up and amazing views off all sides at the top! Can’t wait to go back ❤️

hiking
19 days ago

The trail was in great condition, and there were more than 10 species of wildflowers in bloom. The view along the majority of the trail was pretty nice, although there are a lot of dead trees mixed in with the live ones, which I thought detracted a little bit. You can see some pretty lakes below as well.

20 days ago

Amazing hike today. Winds had to be 35 mph +, but virtually zero wind at the top. 360 degree incredible views.

20 days ago

Amazing views when you reach the top. mountain goats were also there. it's steep and up hill all the way. like walking up over 95 flights of stairs. sunny and windy. no snow was there and all the trail is visible. it's hard to take in all the views. Worth every step.

hiking
21 days ago

I do this once every year. It's surprisingly short, considering the ruggedness of the terrain and the spectacular views at the top. This early in the year there are usually some patches of snow that impact the trail in inconveniently treacherous places, but not this year. Note of caution - this will be a hard hike for anyone not acclimated to the altitude, as you are starting at 10,000 ft.

22 days ago

Beautiful 360 degree views of the high Uinta mountains. Only thing is I couldn’t find the USGS badge marker at the summit? Has anyone else found it?

hiking
27 days ago

Hiked this in late June and encountered no snow. Fantastic first peak to bag for the inexperienced hiker. The only difficulty on this trail came from the narrow switchbacks on the eastern side, and some scrambling that needed to be done close to the summit. Bring sunscreen.

1 month ago

Fun hike, didn’t get very far with my six year old in tow, but we had fun and enjoyed the great views. The trail is exposed to the sun.

1 month ago

The summit is more like 2 miles each way. Great 360 degree panoramic view of the Uinta range, definitely worth the climb.

1 month ago

I went yesterday (6-9-18), some snow in places can obscure the trail, elevation is a bit tough, but an amazing hike with peerless views of several lakes

hiking
8 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.

8 months ago

Amazing views! Way more snow than expected!

hiking
9 months ago

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

9 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 months ago

Best views! Highly recommend :)

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Spectacular panoramic views!

11 months ago

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

hiking
11 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.

11 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
11 months ago

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

11 months ago

Phenomenal views.

11 months ago

breathtaking views. no shade so be sun safe.

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