Bald Mountain Trail
ElevationAscent: 46' 14 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 2,383' 726 m
Low: 2,340' 713 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
Popular runs nearby
Mount Umunhum Summit and Back
8.3 mi 13.3 km • Out and Back • 1,195 ft Ascent 364.28 m Ascent
Quicksilver - McAbee Loop CCW
4.5 mi 7.3 km • Loop • 728 ft Ascent 221.89 m Ascent
Rancho San Vicente Loop
8.4 mi 13.6 km • Loop • 672 ft Ascent 204.86 m Ascent
4.8 mi 7.8 km • Loop • 695 ft Ascent 211.92 m Ascent
Cora and Seven Springs Loop
2.7 mi 4.4 km • Out and Back • 523 ft Ascent 159.47 m Ascent
Big Basin Skyline To Sea 50K
29.8 mi 48.0 km • Point to Point • 4,786 ft Ascent 1458.65 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“A short, easy trail with breathtaking scenery and terrain, that goes to Bald Mountain Viewpoint high on Bald Mountain.”— Joan Pendleton
Bald Mountain Trail traverses an extremely steep brush covered hillside, for the first one-third mile. The rugged ridges of the Santa Cruz Mountains are across a deep creek valley, to the right of the trail, making for a rather breathtaking experience.
After rounding a bend to the right, the grass-covered summit of Bald Mountain comes into view. From here, it is a short distance to the dome shaped summit of Bald Mountain at 2,387 feet.
Run this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Runner Notes
Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.
Land Manager: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space