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Pleasant fall hike. Watch your footing. Climb the 30-foot tower at the end of the hike to see the views

We hiked up Bald Mountain for more views of the fall foliage taking the shorter 1.7 mile route from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ImmerWandern
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Palos Heights, Illinois
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Moderate hike with summit views, tower and picnic tables

This moderate 2.3 mile hike close to Oquossoc climbs to a fire lookout with 360° views across the... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2018
wucie
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Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked up Bald Mountain for more views of the fall foliage taking the shorter 1.7 mile route from the Bald Mountain Road trailhead; the other trail starts at Carry Road and is 2.3 miles in length. The weather was more pleasant than that during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ImmerWandern
Reviewed November 9, 2018

This moderate 2.3 mile hike close to Oquossoc climbs to a fire lookout with 360° views across the Rangeley lakes and mountains, though most of the trail is through forest and the views are found mostly at the summit. Although it isn’t a loop, there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank wucie
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Moderate short hike with great views at the end. You have to climb to the top of the fire tower to get the views. The last 1/3 -1/4 of the hike is scrambling up some rocks.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank southernsun74
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Hiked up Bald Mountain by myself this past Saturday. Was happy to see others in the parking lot when I arrived. The summit doesn't have any views, but climb up to the top of the fire tower for gorgeous 360 views of the mountains, lakes,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Katie B
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Great hike, challenging for older adults not used to hiking but doable. View from the top of the Fire Tower was spectacular. Saw many families with young children and they seems to have no problems.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank patriciajaneconnors
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

We did this hike for the first time today and we were amazed. The view at the top was breath taking! It was worth all the effort it took to get there. Definitely a moderate hike. My 6 & 9 year old had a blast....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank reneeh899
Reviewed September 12, 2017

The mountain is not difficult to find and there is a little parking area with an outhouse. The hike took us over an hour, but we had a 10 year old that needed some convincing that she could make it to the top! It is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank QuoVadisMaine
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Nice hike; Moderate difficulty as you near the top, especially if wet or with recent rain; Be sure to climb the fire tower; Picnic tables at top and bottom of trail

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank fbroussard
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

This was a terrific and fun hike. It is listed as 1.3 miles and that sounds rather short. It starts it as an easy walk through the woods but gets a little more tricky towards the top so bring appropriate shoes. Once at the top...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Adam W
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We looked this hike up and found it was 1.3 miles...not too bad. Our ages were 20 months and several other children with 67 being the oldest. It was tough.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MaryEllenBertkau
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