Little Bald Mountain Professional Review and Guide
"A 29.8-mile ride with more than 4,000 feet of climbing, the Little Bald Mountain Loop is worth every ounce of the considerable energy expended. The mostly smooth road section travels among Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, and western larch, which livens up the autumn landscape with its delicate gold hue. Views of Bald Mountain and Manastash Ridge can be seen to the east as you climb.
Your reward for topping out the road climb, actually 1.6 miles past the trailhead, is a mind-blowing view dominated by Old Scab Mountain before you and Mt. Rainier beyond it to the west; Boat Peak and American Ridge, Fifes Peak and Fifes Ridge as you turn north; Glacier Peak and the north Cascades, nearby Quartz Mountain, and distant Mt. Stuart due north; Manastash Ridge and Bethel Ridge as you turn east and south; and Mt. Aix, completing the circle. Awesome cliffs and rock formations lie below you as well."