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Bald Mountain
Rangeley, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Bald Mountain Trail
Looking down the Bald Mountain Trail

Route: Bald Mountain Trail

With some daylight to spare after dinner, I opted for a quick hike up Bald Mountain.

The lower part of the trail from Bald Mountain Road was fairly tame, however the upper portion featured some somewhat steep ledgy areas.

The views from the observation tower were superb - both of the lakes below and the high peaks beyond.

After a short exploration of the top of the abandoned ski area, I headed back down.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bald Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, July 9, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,520'
Destination: Bald Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:28
Trailhead Elevation: 1,520'
Summit Elevation: 2,470'
Distance: 1.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 965'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:15
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,100'

Bald Mountain Trail trailhead
Bald Mountain Trail trailhead

The Bigelows and Saddlebacks as seen from the Bald Mountain observation tower - Click to enlarge
The Bigelows and Saddlebacks as seen from the Bald Mountain observation tower

Topographic map of Bald Mountain

Directions to trailhead: From near the end of Route 4 in Oquossoc, take a left onto Bald Mountain Road. The Bald Mountain Trail trailhead and parking lot will soon be on the left.

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