Bald Mountain

New Croton Unit, New York

Elevation Gain222ft
Trailhead Elevation490ft
Elevation Min/Max490/686ft
Elevation Start/End490/490ft

Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain is a hiking trail in Town of Yorktown, New York. It is within New Croton Unit. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 490 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 222 feet. The trail ends near Bald Mountain (elevation 659 feet). This trail connects with the following: Teatown Kitchawan Trail.

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Tammy McCarley
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"Nestled quietly in the northeast corner of Westchester County, John E. Hand Park at Bald Mountain and Teatown Lake Reservation together offer 845 acres of unspoiled beauty waiting to be discovered. Dedicated in memory of John E. Hand, former Westchester County legislator, Bald Mountain boasts unmarked wooded trails and moderately challenging slopes. Teatown Lake Reservation, operating as a nonprofit nature preserve and education center, offers miles of marked trails and 33-acre Teatown Lake. The hike offers a glimpse of both parks, with opportunities for you and your canine pal to experience freshwater streams, hardwood forests, and views of abundant wildlife."

Bald Mountain Trip Reports

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Overall a nice walk. Bald Mountain trails have been remarked since this description was done, but generally the paths are easy to follow. A summer hike = no views, so go in spring or fall. Teatown trails are well marked; payoff is lovely views of water and - in season - birds. Dogs should be on a leash, which is seems everyone doesn't follow; so keep an eye out.
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Much of this is a nice walk rather than a hike.

While the first - Bald Mountain - part of the hike offers a bit of a climb and some views, opportunities to stray are limited due to the access restrictions around the Croton Reservoir. The latter half - Teatown Lake Trail - is around a rather developed little lake with lots of pedestrians and activities.

I've been back a couple of times just for the Bald Mountain portion, which presents just over an hour of good clean hiking, with plenty of fun for people and pups.

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Trail Information

New Croton Unit
Nearby City
New Croton Unit
Teatown Lake Reservation
Local Contacts
USGS Ossining or Map in Yorktown Walk Book
Local Maps

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