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Bald Mountain Trail

Easy

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0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 46' 14 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 2,383' 726 m
Low: 2,340' 713 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Joan Pendleton

A short, easy trail with breathtaking scenery and terrain, that goes to Bald Mountain Viewpoint high on Bald Mountain.

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The Bald Mountain Trail starts high in the rugged Santa Cruz Mountains off Mt. Umunhum Road. At the trailhead, one can look almost straight down into creek valleys that are 1,500 feet below.

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.

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Brush, grass.

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The morning sun sweeping across the mountain.
Oct 27, 2018 near Almaden…, CA
Rugged ridges stand with Loma Prieta, the highest peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains, in the distance.
Feb 26, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Approaching the summit of Bald Mountain, enjoy rolling hills blanketed in grassy meadows.
Feb 25, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
Mt. Umunhum (3,486 ft) can be seen from the summit of Bald Mountain (2,387 ft).
Feb 25, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
High on Bald Mountain, Loma Prieta stands in the distance.
Feb 25, 2017 near Almaden…, CA
This look is straight down 1,500 ft. into the creek valleys below. Do not fall off the trail....
Feb 25, 2017 near Almaden…, CA

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