Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain, Old Forge: Address, Bald Mountain Reviews: 5/5

Bald Mountain
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Kathy G
Auburn, NY561 contributions
Great trail - Rewarding Views at the Top!!
Oct 2020
This is an intermediate trail with great views at the top - as well as a fire tower. A slow and steady approach is best. The 'trail' is very rocky. Bring lots of water, good shoes and your camera!! There is a small parking lot that holds a decent number of vehicles.
Written September 19, 2021
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Molly
Mendon, NY52 contributions
Well worth the hike!
Nov 2020
Good trail and fabulous views from several locations near the top. Great place to have a picnic on top to the mountain. Go for it!
Written February 9, 2021
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diamondj
3 contributions
Short hike with great views
Oct 2020
Excellent time hiking with my wife and two grown boys and future daughter in-law. Easy hike, beautiful trail with several great views along the way. Great views at top also. Went earlier in the morning, were the only ones on top for at least 30 minutes. Trail was very busy on way down. Many people hiking up.
Written October 22, 2020
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Heidi Z
Buffalo, NY742 contributions
Fun and pretty easy for entire family!
Sep 2020
From 20s through 60s, our family did this hike fairly easily - lots of people around and well marked trail, so no getting lost! A few difficult spots but not a bad climb - about an hour either way, depending on your pace! Views are spectacular!
Written September 16, 2020
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mtbikerbob
Syracuse, NY50 contributions
Short but somewhat challenging hike
Aug 2020
Reading the many reviews of this hike it would easy to be confused. Some say easy, some say moderate, but most everyone agrees it's worth the hike. I would agree it is a worthwhile hike with some great views especially from the fire tower at the top. On nice days it will be busy, overwhelming the parking area. The hike is short but somewhat of a challenge, you will be climbing up and down rocks that thankfully have good traction. I don't see how anyone can call this an easy hike other than being short (about 1 mile each way). Good footwear is highly recommended.
Written September 1, 2020
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Small Family X
2 contributions
Excellent but challenging hike with great views.
Aug 2020
Very rewarding experience for my husband and 4 year old son. We are not experienced hikers and there were parts of this that were challenging for us, but we took our time and enjoyed the hike. Views and nature on the journey were worth it.
Written August 24, 2020
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jclark14487
Geneseo, NY3 contributions
This isn’t a wide flat path be prepared
Aug 2020 • Friends
Just an observation: Flip flops aren’t acceptable footwear for this hike. You’d be better off wearing no shoes than wearing flip flops that can easily break or allow you ankle to roll. Also, If you plan on bringing a baby I suggest you carry them in a baby backpack. Flip flops and carrying a baby just seems to dangerous.
There’s some trails around more challenging areas or areas where heights come into play.
Great hike, great views.
Written August 24, 2020
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KayDubya66
Utica , NY93 contributions
Long Way up for a crowded view
Jul 2020
worth going up to prove you can do it but anti-climactic, bring binocs . very crowded. maybe some bug spray
Written August 1, 2020
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Davidkul
Auburn, NY58 contributions
Great view.
Oct 2019
Nice hike for most everyone. Takes about 25 to 30 minutes to get to the top. You have to pay attention and watch the path and your footing. Great view if you go up to the fire tower.
Written November 8, 2019
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Katie K
Liverpool, NY13 contributions
great views from the top
Oct 2019
Pretty easy hike with my husband and our girl Java to see the beautiful views on a warm fall day. Love to see the fall foliage.
Written October 22, 2019
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