Walt Bailey Trail

Silverton, Washington

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
There are about a dozen Cutthroat Lakes scattered like rare coins through the meadows below Bald Mountain, although I am not certain where one draws the line between large tarns and small lakes. No matter: This is a great destination in the summer and into fall, when the blueberries are ripe. There is something for everyone—wildflower enthusiasts, hikers, backpackers—and even a tough scramble of Bald Mountain for those with mountaineering skills. Hikers who enjoy a challenge can also approach the lakes from Ashland Lakes, but it is a longer route and the middle stretch, the Bald Mountain trail, is seldom hiked, overgrown, and hard to follow.
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

There are about a dozen Cutthroat Lakes scattered like rare coins through the meadows below Bald Mountain, although I am not certain where one draws the line between large tarns and small lakes. No matter: This is a great destination in the summer and into fall, when the blueberries are ripe.

There is something for everyone—wildflower enthusiasts, hikers, backpackers—and even a tough scramble of Bald Mountain for those with mountaineering skills. Hikers who enjoy a challenge can also approach the lakes from Ashland Lakes, but it is a longer route and the middle stretch, the Bald Mountain trail, is seldom hiked, overgrown, and hard to follow.

© 2004 Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Silverton
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Hikable: July through November, Best flowers: July through August
Local Contacts: Darrington Ranger Station
Local Maps: Green Trails Nos.110 Silverton and 142 Index
Driving Directions: Directions to Walt Bailey Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018