Hike Bald Mountain in Rangeley

Bald Mountain Road - Search Nearby - Added by Danielle Tourigny

2.3miles ROUND TRIP and you get 360 degree views of the gorgeous Rangeley lakes!

The trail itself has a gradual incline over the course of the 1.15 miles to get to the top. There are a few steeper sections near the top, but completely manageable even for a beginner. There is another trailhead off of route 4, which would lead to a longer hike, around 4 miles. When coming from Bald Mountain Rd, the intersection with the trail on route 4 is the only intersection you will come across. 

Once you reach the top, there is a fire tower to climb for ideal 360 degree views of the surrounding area. The suMMit is nice and sunny, so you can hang out there for a while.

This trail is definitely suitable for beginners, especially if you want to give winter hiking a try for the first time. To give perspective, I did this hike for the first time when I was 3yo, which my family loves to brag about. 

If you are doing it in winter, I highly recommend sledding down for optimal fun :) 

Distance

2.3 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

931 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic

Nearby Lodging

From $100/night
From $120/night
From $100/night

Valley Acres

Mercer, Maine

From $100/night

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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