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“Great view of western Maine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain
Rangeley, ME
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Ranked #11 of 19 Attractions in Rangeley
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Located in the Rangeley Lakes region, Baldgate stands at 3,812 feet.
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great view of western Maine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Steep hike up a small mountain with excellent views 360 degrees
around.Great look at everything in the Rangeley area from
Saddleback to West Kennebago mountain that once had a tower. Only tower in the area with friendly access.

Visited September 2013
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Cape Cod
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“First big Hike for our 4 Year old”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Best day of the vacation. Perfect weather. Perfect fall foliage!
A little challenging for little people but the view on top from the fire tower made him push for the top.

Visited September 2013
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Freedom, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Bald Mountain?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

It must be an old name cause it was not very bald anymore . It is fairly thick woods all the way to the top . It is good the fire tire is there so you can get above the tree line to get a better view. Don't be fooled to thinking this an easy hike , not with the trail conditions they have, roots, rocks etc.It is a very rewarding hike but we hike fairly often and would not say it is easy for us more mature folks lots of climbing over good size rocks and such and were there when it was still very wet and slippery had to be extremely carefull and still got a few bumps & bangs especially coming down, so be CAREFUL and have fun the reward at the top is worth it .

Visited September 2013
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South Florida, Florida
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Climb "Bald" at least once, but maybe just once.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Early part of trail was easy, then became more steep, with roots and rocks that were harder to navigate, especially during second half. Climbed after rainy day; this was a mistake, especially coming down. View was spectacular from fire tower, but only very good from summit. Believe this was worth doing once. Rate difficulty as moderate and not "great for children" as some guidebooks indicate.

Visited September 2013
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New York City
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nature's Stairmaster”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

If you are staying near Oquossoc, the first 20-30 minutes of the Bald Mountain trail is a good morning workout, without the more challenging higher rock scramble to the top. It has a steady incline and as other reader's have mentioned, uneven footing - but that will help you work on your balance! It's a great workout *and* a hike, for those days when the AT or Aziscohos seem daunting. Up and back, from the parking lot should take 40-60 minutes round trip. Stop when you reach the first "steep" rock part. You can take the mid-way turn out to the boat parking lot. That's longer and wetter, and has several of those split log "bridges". It's not as well traveled, so the trail is more overgrown. The toilet at the start of the trail, none at the top.

Visited August 2013
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