Bald Mountain Loop Hike

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Nice loop hike with many vistas, lots of blueberries in August

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Shelby Wischan (1231)

65 Completed29 Reviews

I really love hiking this loop.

Mark Chappell (212)

8 Completed3 Reviews

Pretty easy hiking. When the trail forks, the right path leads directly to he peak, is a fairly easy (and often not pretty) .8 mile. The left fork is MUCH more interesting and scenic, but the arrows at the summit can be confusing when you come up this way. There are two arrows pointing away from the trail I first mentioned. If you hadn't come up that way, it's easy to miss it. Despite the name "Bald Mountain", this is anything but. There are a few vistas, but they're fairly obscured by foliage. There's nothing special about the summit either. The best part of this hike was the solitude - I didn't see anyone else there today (9/2/12 - Sunday before Labor Day). One more thing - when you're on Notch rd, be aware that the pavement ends, and you'll see "Dead End" and "Bridge Out" signs. At the fork, when you have to choose between them, stay right toward the Dead End. You'll see the trailhead on the right.

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