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Beautiful hike, pretty easy. My old St. Bernard handled it well with nice lakes to stop at for him to cool off. A lot of char from fires last year but still super pretty. Falls are worth every step.

Beautiful well trodden path. Totally flat, and a nice walk into town along the river. I would not call this a hike but it’s a beautiful walk along the rushing river.

hiking
3 days ago

it is a great hike, but if you're not used to hiking up for a while then you will be tired! there are many false summits so prepare yourself mentally to be disappointed when you see another peak!! we hiked in the dark on our way out and the trail was easy enough to do it with ease!

Great hike! Mostly flat trail with a lake along the way and a pretty waterfall at the end. Low traffic and we got the waterfall area to ourselves.

hiking
7 days ago

Great chill hike/run if you're looking for Swan River vistas. Put it on auto pilot and enjoy the views. Very easy walk for all types. Coming back!

This was a great flat hike, there was some elevation as you approach the waterfall but easy for little kids to hike. The scenery to the waterfall was not so pretty due to the forest fire from 2017 but the end of the trail was well worth the hike. I found some mushrooms and new growth along the way

Has a haunting beauty due to the fire that ravaged it last year. Still absolutely worth doing!! The water fall is a real treat.

road biking
17 days ago

Watch for off leash dogs! while biking Saturday 7/28 i was knocked off my bike by a dog off leash (ran into my front wheel). Stitches and an afternoon in the clinic, I'll call 911 next time.

Nice view of the river with a few outlets to swim. We found the tiny waterfall at the beginning of our hike which was why we picked this trail and was a little disappointed. But the swim made it all worth the walk.

Great hike with nice waterfall view at the end.

Good for running and biking as the path is wide and flat gravel. However I find it overly populated, lots of litter and human activity, and somewhat of a boring trail. The nice thing is it's so close to town. Otherwise there are better local trails IMO.

we ran this trail. there's a few steeper hills and had to watch where you landed. it was a beautiful run even with the char from the fire. loved the falls it was a great halfway break.

Climbed to the top today, 6-30-18. I would do it again but maybe next year. 4 hours up, 2 hours down. Lots of people but all were very friendly and encouraging. Cold and windy on top but I moved about 10-15 feet down the off wind side and was pretty comfortable.

just did this hike today 6/18/18 I've gone here for several years in a row. Five stars cause it really is a perfect moderate hike to nice falls. However it is not as pretty since the fire, but oh well, still a great hike!

If you're looking for beautiful views and a killer workout, this is the trail for you.

it definitely is a killer hike. It took me 2 hours and 10 min. I was the only person up Baldy that night, I hiked passed it for a half mile turned around and hid the little tree to get away from the super wind. I waited for sunset for 30min- within that 30min, I cried, I shouted, I feel betrayed from someone I trusted for 3 years. I am a "Leave no trace person" I left a pair of earrings, you are welcome to have it. my ex boyfriend give it to me when we started dating, I had a lot of compliments about it. I had to let it go. When i came down it was already dark, sunset was 9:15 and I came down with headlamps on after 2.5miles, I made it to my car at 10:34pm. Baldy is such an amazing hike/run for training the Rut run. And I'm doing it again once or twice a week.

Did this with my 13 yr old son on Father’s Day. Rained the entire hike and so windy at the top that we could barely stand! All in all, very beautiful, lots of flowers, but unfortunately it was so cloudy that we had very little visibility and really no views. It was an accomplishment just to make it. That last half mile is a doozie!

hiking
2 months ago

I blithely skipped past all the reviews saying "this is the hardest trail I have ever done" because I consider my self a pretty experienced hiker. I have hiked Half Dome. I have hiked Blackmoore. Garnnet lookout. NONE of them were as hard as this. It's practically straight up straight down. I thought I was going to pop a lung on the way up and the way down wasn't much better because I'm pretty sure I'm going to lose a toenail. Plus it's windy. And I mean REALLY windy. I had to take off my hat and strap my backpack down tighter. My dog almost got blown over. At one point I spit and I'm pretty sure it hit Bridger Canyon rd. I passed all FOUR false summits (That's right, where the pole is and the registration box is NOT the summit, it's like 3 away from that). When I got back to the box to write my name in, my fingers were so stiff and cold from all the wind that I took up 3 lines and it looked like a toddler wrote it. Try Sacajawea. Try Bangtail. Try something that's not a complete staircase of a trail with "great views" that you can't even see through the sweat pouring into your eyes.

hiking
2 months ago

this is probably the hardest hike I have ever done. the views are amazing though. I stopped at the false summit because I was too tired to keep going but keep in mind the post is not actually the summit

Fun and kid friendly hike. Pretty flat, trail is wide and in good shape. The fire burned through here, so the forest isn’t really there anymore in a lot of this area. Still a great hike, flowers, water, morel mushrooms.....the falls are amazing. My GPS said 6 miles round trip.

hiking
2 months ago

Great for early morning hike The river was roaring when we went so it was really great walking next to it. Easy walking with pretty lookout!

hiking
2 months ago

This was the most difficult hike to date my husband and I have ever done. With that said it had some of the most stunningly beautiful views I have seen! It was absolutely worth every sore muscle to get to the top!

Love hiking up here but it’s too bad the fire happened still a great hike.

Great easy hike. Unfortunately the fire in 2017 burned most of the forest along this trail... Trees have fallen across the path for at least the first mile requiring a little extra effort until they clear them. Thankfully the bridge is untouched and the falls are still gorgeous. Raging this time of year!

I love hiking Baldy! Summitted on May 16th. A lot of snow before the final ascent, but easy to get around or follow other people's tracks.

Kept hiking after the M and made it up to this Summit. Beautiful views, quite a bit of snow at the top during this time.

Great trail for running/biking. There can be sketchy characters lurking... which is why I gave it only 4 stars. I have come across little homeless camps and stray campers (one time the hikers behind me had to call the police on one of the tents due to "aggressive activity" so be aware.

Beautiful, easy walk

4 months ago

Steady, moderate-to-severe incline all the way to the top! Great views once you reach the ridgeline. Crampons or piercing snowshoes are required to summit Baldy this time of year (March). Good luck!

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