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Bald Mountain Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.7 (10) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Experience a steep hike with a great view!


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

Out and Back

11,905' 3,629 m

High

10,774' 3,284 m

Low

1,132' 345 m

Up

1,131' 345 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

Bald Mountain is a prominent peak overlooking Bald Mountain Pass, Moosehorn Lake, and Mirror Lake in Wasatch National Forest. This hike in particular makes a steep, rocky, and exposed bid for the summit along the well-marked Bald Mountain Trail and ends with a spectacular view of the surrounding area.

Need to Know

Parts of the trail can be covered in snow even in July, so some route finding may be required.

Description

Starting at the Bald Mountain Trailhead, this trail joins the Notch Mountain Trail #81 for a short distance before branching off right to begin climbing the flanks of Bald Mountain in earnest. Don't expect much in the way of breaks from the grade along this climb, so be sure to take your time and stop to catch your breath when necessary.

Eventually, the trail trades climbing switchbacks for climbing along the spine of the ridgeline. Once you've paid your dues slogging up the ridge, the trail crests the ridge, and the summit comes into view. Enjoy the fantastic views you've earned as a reward before making your way back the way you came.

Contacts

Shared By:

Joseph Edelman

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 10 votes

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  3.7 from 10 votes
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#174

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#3,490

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Photos

View from the trail.
Jul 2, 2022 near Oakley, UT
View from the trail
Jul 2, 2022 near Oakley, UT
View from the trail.
Jul 2, 2022 near Oakley, UT
View from the trail.
Jul 2, 2022 near Oakley, UT
View from the trail.
Jul 2, 2022 near Oakley, UT
View east from summit showing Mirror Lake and, in the distance, Mt. Agassiz. (08-19-2005)
Mar 12, 2021 near Oakley, UT

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Jul 2, 2022
Stewart Carnes
Aug 18, 2019
Carolyn Jungels
Aug 4, 2019
Levi Wilson
incredible views 2.8mi — 1h 45m
Sep 21, 2018
Daniel Butters
Went up with Dylan around sunset time. Pretty good view from up top.
Aug 18, 2018
Brian Bowen
Aug 15, 2018
kbakken
Jul 15, 2018
Christina Rogers
Jun 17, 2018
Matt Hage
2.8mi