Bald Mountain Trail

Oquossoc, Maine

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They say that location is everything. That’s why Bald Mountain is a small mountain that hands out a big adventure. The 2,443-foot mountain is on some prime public real estate, sandwiched between Rangeley and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes near the active village of Oquossoc. Bald Mountain is a bit of a misleading name. At one time, a fire tower graced the summit, but it is now gone. There was also a time when the bedrock summit may have afforded spectacular treeless views of the lakes and mountains. Whatever tonic Bald Mountain uses, it’s working. The woods have grown up, though in winter, with the leaves gone, you can saunter out on a ledge and be rewarded with a bird’s-eye look at the land below. Another added bonus is a very short spur trail about three-quarters of the way up that leads to a scramble atop a ledge, allowing you a look at the frozen landscape below. Surface quality: Unpacked.
Winter Trails: Maine

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Winter Trails: Maine

by Marty Basch (The Globe Pequot Press)

They say that location is everything. That’s why Bald Mountain is a small mountain that hands out a big adventure. The 2,443-foot mountain is on some prime public real estate, sandwiched between Rangeley and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes near the active village of Oquossoc. Bald Mountain is a bit of a misleading name. At one time, a fire tower graced the summit, but it is now gone. There was also a time when the bedrock summit may have afforded spectacular treeless views of the lakes and mountains. Whatever tonic Bald Mountain uses, it’s working.

The woods have grown up, though in winter, with the leaves gone, you can saunter out on a ledge and be rewarded with a bird’s-eye look at the land below. Another added bonus is a very short spur trail about three-quarters of the way up that leads to a scramble atop a ledge, allowing you a look at the frozen landscape below. Surface quality: Unpacked.

©  Marty Basch/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Oquossoc
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,525 feet
Top Elevation: 1,440 feet
Additional Use: Snowmobiling
Local Contacts: Maine Bureau of Parks and Land
Driving Directions: Directions to Bald Mountain Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/1/2012
0

Nice short hike, took the kids ages 9 and 12. A couple of rocky parts that can be slick in the rain.


6/19/2010
0

Although listed as a snowshoe trail, this is a good 3 hour hike in the warmer months. The big pay-ff is the tower at the top where you can see for many many miles and many, many lakes



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