Stratton Bald Trail #54
ElevationAscent: 3,212' 979 m
Descent: -244' -74 m
High: 5,339' 1,627 m
Low: 2,129' 649 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A strenuous climb with gorgeous views of lakes and ridges.”— Ben King
Once on the ridge, the trail continues to steadily climb until the junction with the Wolf-Laurel Trail at mile 5.0. This pleasant climb continues until a series of steep switchbacks from mile 5.9 to 6.1 up to the intersection with the Haoe Lead Trail #53 at Stratton Bald (which is no longer bald, and so offers few views).
Bearing left at the junction with Haoe Lead Trail #53, the trail descends pleasantly for the next mile to Bob Bald. This bald offers stellar views of the surrounding mountains and lakes as well as providing a multitude of excellent campsites.
Continuing on past Bob Bald, a piped spring can be found about 0.2 miles further down the trail. The Stratton Bald Connector Trail terminates at the junction with the Bob Bald Connector #54A.
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Land Manager: USFS - Nantahala National Forest Office