Bald Mountain Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Orleans, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length4.2 miElevation gain1,463 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsBird watchingDog friendlyForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Jon Goldberg
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Snowshoes MANDATORY until May 1st

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Lealie Carleton
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FishingSnow

Gorgeous trail on a bluebird day! I expected the trail to be broken out as so many trails are now, but we broke trail the whole way, so I was very glad we had our snowshoes, which we had on for the whole hike. Spikes stayed in the pack. Lovely, not too long, last bit satisfyingly steep. Passed only one other couple on our way down. A couple of spruce holes so be on the lookout. Phone died from the bitter cold so no recording, alas.

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Bryan LeBlanc
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Icy

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Rachael Morrow
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Decent hike. Steep near the top. Nice view from the fire tower.

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Lynda Connaughton
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HikingMuddy

Wet and slippery. Well marked. Just long enough.

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Brian Barnett
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Fantastic hike culminating in a fire tower! I didn't realize they were hosting a mountain marathon, so it was a bit heavily trafficked, but not unpleasant.

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Paul Wallace
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Trail's were very well maintained. The challenge is hard, really hard. not much for views but what an awesome accomplishment.

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Andrew Spalding
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Charles Milch
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Great

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Ryan Lill
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Jocelyn Mcmullen
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Julie B.
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HikingBlowdownMuddyRockyScramble

Great short hike with a rewarding view from the fire tower! The trail was pretty technical in some places with the rocks and wet spots, but overall not bad. It’s got some really cool geological features and is one of the last mountains in Vermont to have the warden’s cabin in addition to the fire tower!

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Jerrod Cattey
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Nice hike, terrain towards the top is fun and a bit steep but nothing technical. View from the tower is sick!

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Alysha Kane
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HikingRocky

Hike up is rocky tower at top gives best views of surrounding areas

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Courtney Gourley
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HikingBugsIcyMuddySnow

We did this hike on Saturday, 5/23. Started off .6 miles up an old gravel road before coming to a field and the sign in. After that was a level and clear walk in the woods. Lots of streams to cross. Somewhat muddy in places, but easy enough to get around. The black flies got bad. As the trail got more steep, we encountered more snow and ice. The view from the fire tower was tremendous! Great hike with a little bit of everything.....including an ice cream on the way out of town

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Matthew Thomas
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HikingMuddySnow

Hike attempted on 5/22/20 Gorgeous, well-marked trail! Starts off a dirt road and follows an old logging road for the first bit. Then the trail turns right and "officially" begins. Really nice, relatively flat walk and just a few muddy sections. Then the climb started! We had just hiked Pisgah and had no problems with snow/ice, it was not the same for bald mountain! After about 10 minutes of climbing we noticed some snow, and after a few more minutes the trail was completely covered in ice and STEEP. We were ill-prepared (no crampons) so we decided to turn around so there wouldn't be any downhill body sledding. Hope to tackle this again later in the season!

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Michele LeBlanc
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Margaret Krick
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HikingIcySnow

Beautiful day for this hike! Snow all the way up - the last part until you reach the summit is steep! The 360 view from the fire tower was gorgeous - you can see for miles and miles! Well marked, easy to follow. Used micro spikes only.

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Ashley Paige
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Great hike! The last 0.4 miles is steep but there are root and wooden “stairs” to help with that. Great view from the tower. If you walk past the tower into the woods for a few feet there is another lookout point without having to climb the tower.

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Katelyn Bowman
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The trail was nice and moderate with a little bit more intensity as you reach the top. The only real bummer, that kinda ruined the hike for me, was that the only view at the top was from the fire tower. I am not a fire towers height kind of person so I did not stay long. Also I had my dog, so I was saddened that she could not take in the beautiful view as well. Worth checking off our list, but would not go back.

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Christy Kirsch
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totally worth it!

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Julia Dillavou
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