Bald Mountain Summit Trail is a hiking trail in Rangeley, Maine. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 2,467 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 350 feet. The trail ends near Bald Mountain (elevation 2,461 feet).
Bald Mountain Summit Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Bald Mountain rises on a narrow neck between Mooselookmeguntic and Rangeley Lakes. From the observation tower on the summit, you can see mountains and lakes in every direction. It is a fairly easy hike to get one of the best views in the state.The trail up Bald Mountain in the Bald Mountain Public Reserved Land climbs gently through an open forest—a good place to find wildflowers and mushrooms in season in the cool, moist shade beneath the high canopy. About halfway to the summit, the trail bends to the south and begins climbing more steeply. The trail becomes rockier, often crossing slabs of bedrock, and the forest is dominated more by spruce."
--Greg Westrich, Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides).
"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, Winter Trails: Maine (The Globe Pequot Press).
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