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Bald Ridge Trail

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This rugged singletrack trail delivers awesome wildflowers and scenic views.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Point to Point

2,974' 907 m

High

2,316' 706 m

Low

699' 213 m

Up

42' 13 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

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Features Views · Wildflowers

Beware of poison oak on this narrow trail.

Description

From Murchio Gap, climb up into the grasslands and shrubs on Bald Ridge. The wildflowers here are excellent in March, April, and May, and there's a good view of Mount Diablo. Keep climbing across a forested hillside, then cross a small canyon to end at Prospectors Gap.

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Miguel Vieira

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#3,261

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Looking up toward Mount Diablo from Bald Ridge Trail
Nov 26, 2017 near Clayton, CA
A view from our lunch spot on the Meridian Ridge Fire Road.
Dec 20, 2015 near Clayton, CA
Looking down at Eagle Peak from Bald Ridge Trail
Nov 26, 2017 near Clayton, CA

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Jan 25, 2020
Mike Nugent
Mar 23, 2019
Aditya Papineni
Sep 17, 2018
Christopher Nelson
1.3mi
Aug 6, 2018
Ben S
Didnt bring enough water and the sun was beating down on me. Good learning experience
May 20, 2018
Pavlína Marková
Though I wanted to die at a few points throughout the hike, it’s a very fun and interesting trail. 1.3mi