We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Excellent views but very dangerous if icy

Although the trip up is so exhausting, it is also so rewarding when you make it to the top with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
great work-out

Not for the faint of heart - this is a serious climb with rewards of a beautiful view of Lake... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saugatuck, Michigan
Read all 190 reviews
All photos (80)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“worth the climb”(12 reviews)
“beautiful view”(15 reviews)
“great exercise”(11 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
769 Park St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8403
Improve This Listing
Reviews (190)
Filter reviews
189 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews worth the climb beautiful view great exercise catch your breath climb the stairs take your time mount baldhead kalamazoo river chain ferry worth the effort quick hike sandy trail lookout point heart pumping sense of accomplishment great hike decent shape
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 189 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the trip up is so exhausting, it is also so rewarding when you make it to the top with trails and different ways back down! Would NOT recommend if it is icy out as there appeared to be no upkeep (salt) and one slip...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mdab222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not for the faint of heart - this is a serious climb with rewards of a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo Lake. Great year around - maybe run the September running race where these stairs are integrated into mile 5?!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jennyrenny2
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Nice, well kept and sign posted for a family walk. Would recommend stopping by if you are in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James B
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

I’ve climbed Mt Baldy several times and it is always worth it! The view from the top of Lake Michigan, the Kalamazoo River and Saugatuck is great!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maxs_michigan
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Great place to go burn off the beer calories! I walk and run a lot and I was sore the next day! Well worth the view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christina D
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you want to get some quick exercise before taking the chain ferry or spending the day strolling through Saugutuck window-shopping, then head to Mount Baldhead to climb the stairs and take in the view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HappyCamperMe
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This hike is not for the weak. The hike up the stairs is one thing but the roundtrip of climbing to the beach and then back down the stairs was tough!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

The hike up is tiring, but the views of Saugatuck and the river are very pretty. And then from the top taking the hike down to Oval Beach is also quite nice. You then have to hike back up the dune, but it is not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 10feetdiep
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

What a climb but totally worth it. It is a long steep climb and I had to take a few breaks along the way but we made it. It was a great way to get a great look at the downtown and Lake Michigan.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 255susies
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This is a must do for athletic people. I jogged here from Butler street and then climbed the 300 steps. My legs were burning by the time I got to the top. It is an amazing view and feat once you reach the top.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank nicksA5324LW
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 nearby hotels
Beachway Resort
127 reviews
.16 miles away
Ship-N-Shore Hotel
187 reviews
.16 miles away
Bella Vita Spa + Suites
144 reviews
.44 miles away
Secret of Saugatuck Suites
87 reviews
.74 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 62 nearby restaurants
Uncommon Coffee Roasters
485 reviews
.34 miles away
Phil's Bar & Grille
1,050 reviews
.38 miles away
Borrowed Time
78 reviews
.29 miles away
Marro's Italian Restaurant
411 reviews
.40 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 55 nearby attractions
Oval Beach
919 reviews
.32 miles away
Saugatuck Chain Ferry
127 reviews
.20 miles away
Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Museum
38 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 14, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from David L |
we're working on some new Mt. Baldhead designs at Landsharks this summer. We've sold several in the past - not exactly "I climbed Mt Bladhead" but some great designs.
August 4, 2015|
Response from Mar A |
There's a sign at the entrance to the stairs that says "no dogs allowed beyond this point"...we were disappointed as we had brought ours...