Big Baldy Summit

HARD 42 reviews

Big Baldy Summit is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lindon, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3645 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Loop hike from Dry Canyon to the summit of Big Baldy.

trail running
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful views!

hiking
1 month ago

I did this hike for the first time 3 days ago and I really enjoyed it for the most part. This trail is pretty steep which I didn't mind so much on the way up, but I slipped on rocks and dirt and fell a couple of times coming down and I wish I had brought poles. Very pretty scenery throughout almost the whole hike, and lots of beautiful wildflowers. We started early so we didn't really have too many problems with sun, but there was not much shade on the way back down. The trail branches off in a few places that don't have signs, so it got a little confusing a couple of times about whether or not we were on the right trail. Overall a really nice hike. We took our time with it and took lots of breaks to take photos, rest, etc. and it took about 5 hours round trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Was excited to do this trail until we followed the AllTrails map to the trailhead and it took us to a very random dirt road in the middle of a Lindon neighborhood (in Apple maps.) We looked up another route and it took us to the Battle Creek Falls trailhead instead. We hiked the 1ish miles to the main Battle Creek Falls waterfall and then went past until we reached a sign pointing us toward Big Baldy. The sign is 2.5 miles from the trailhead and says Big Baldy is another 2.5 miles away. After about 1.75 miles past the sign you turn right (east) onto a trail, there is a campfire ring right by the turnoff, that follows the ridge line right to the top of Baldy. We did the hike beginning of June, it was perfect weather and lots of wildflowers were out. Would recommend, though frustrated with the All Trails direction. From Battle Creek Falls trailhead it's 10 miles round trip.

1 month ago

Very enjoyable hike. The back section when it opens up is beautiful and worth the sweat to get there. Recommend an early start when hiking in hotter weather. Looking forward this hike in the fall. Saw one person as I went up so a nice quiet hike. Saw a few snakes, nothing else in terms of wildlife.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was awesome! I decided to start from Battle Creek canyon and hike to the top of baldy then go down dry canyon, I recommend doing it this way it's so much prettier!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike, did it back in April and I bet it's even better now! Be careful of the sun because there isn't a lot of shade when you get about half way up he mountain. Views are amazing!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was awesome. It was a fun day hike to do. The only hard part was that the whole thing was covered in snow, so it was really slippery. But when I got to the top it was an amazing view. I really think that you should try it out, it's fun to hike, and worth it at the end. Also, it was really fun to go down in the snow, because you can slide down and it's like skiing.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this hike. Hiked it last week. There is a little bit of snow at the top that makes it a little icy but it's not bad. There is definitely some good climb but not that bad in comparison to some of the stuff around. There's really only two turns to keep you on the right trail and if you have a map it's easy to follow. We hiked at a decent pace and stopped a lot for pictures (beautiful scenery) took about 4 hours in total with the scenic stops.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike, with some good views. There is still snow near the top, Spikes were helpful but not necessary.

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backpacking
2 months ago

2 months ago

great hike. For good or bad it does gets steeper the farther you go. I've hiked it from all directions and my favorite is Battle Creek to the saddle.
If you go up the South West Ridge it is very steep and has three faux summits and the trail is less defined as you go. There were big horn sheep that wintered up by the first faux summit and are the only ones I've seen along the Wasatch front.

6 months ago

Some loose rock sections; worth it for the view at the top.

11 months ago

Very beautiful scenery and challenging hike

backpacking
11 months ago

I didn't make it to the summit, but if you go left at the first fork, a couple miles in, it takes you past some pretty views and to a great hammocking spot where some friends and I spent the night. Not the original hike but beautiful. I recommend turning around when you get as far as you want because the trails diverge and get pretty confusing but I positively loved it.