Baldy Mountain is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ellensburg, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

river

views

wild flowers

no shade

hiking
7 days ago

Terrific views of Yakima Canyon from Selah to beyond Ellensburg. Rainier, Adams and Stewart in the distance can all be seen from near the summit. Definitely recommend trekking poles. The top 600’ climb is steep. Worth every step!

hiking
8 days ago

The trail was clean. We started around 8am finished by 10:50am. We were almost the first ones up. We started with the trail that starts after you ended the gate which goes up hill mostly. We finished with the other trail.

hiking
6 months ago

First trip. Made it 3/4 of the way up. The views were gorgeous. Glad I took 2 poles. It helped me get over my fears of walking down on loose rock. We took the steep way up. Just took our time. No need to rush.

hiking
7 months ago

Good views of the Yakima Canyon were the plus. The dumb cell tower at the top detracts from the scenery a bit. Still a worthwhile hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Rather than going through the gate and up the TP Jim trail if you follow the trail north alongside the road it is a much more gradual uphill climb. The middle section of the trail flattens out and then becomes steeper the final stretch as you make your way up to the top of Baldy. A decent conditioning hike with nice views of the canyon as you follow the ridge line. No shade. A $5 day use fee if you park at the Big Pines campground - Discover pass and NW forest pass not accepted. Or you can park at a few spots alongside the road.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago