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Old Forge day trip

Hike up Bald Mountain was not as easy as the site said. Lots of Rocky spots,trails not marked well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rome, New York
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I’ve hiked this mountain at least 3 times and have never been disappointed. The views at the top... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
brian e
Webster, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hike up Bald Mountain was not as easy as the site said. Lots of Rocky spots,trails not marked well on the way up. Beautiful view from the top and along the way. Would not recommend if it's raining or has rained. Old Forge was really...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve hiked this mountain at least 3 times and have never been disappointed. The views at the top are spectacular and worth the trip. The fire tower is also good for taking pictures and getting and even better view.

Thank brian e
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very moderate hike with a great view at the end and a fire tower for the kids to climb up. That makes it very popular with families, and you’ll see more dogs and small children on this hike than any other I...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Short, easy hike, takes about 30 minutes if you're moving good. Awesome views of the Fulton Chain of Lakes for great picture taking. There's a fire tower at top which you can climb up for even better views. Not very technical climb, more like an...More

Thank Clarkvara
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I am not in the best shape so I was a little worried when my daughter suggested we climb Bald Mountain. However, even though it is a bit steep in spots and there are a lot of rocks/boulders to climb, I made it to the...More

1  Thank RayvnWolf
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This hike was a bit of a challenge in the beginning due to the rock climbing. The views along the way are great and at the top, incredible. Climbing the fire tower at the top provided an additional view. Go early because it does get...More

Thank preas1986
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Short 45 minute (ish) hike from parking lot to the top where the tower is located. Great views of the lakes from the top but not the prettiest hike on the way up. Some sections were a bit steep and rocky--we were a bit worried...More

1  Thank UF_RX_1999
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Easy and very popular hike with a fire tower at the top. Parking lot near full. 30 minutes to the top. Please give this review and photos a helpful vote.

3  Thank MatthewJPeacock
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Had a bum knee supposed to be taking it easy but our boat tour got postponed until tomorrow was driving around and came upon the fire tower walk,, was a little difficult when not dressed properly and a bad knee ,, girlfriend in sandals,, had...More

Thank gpds99
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We hiked it at 4am so that we could be on the summit at sunrise. It was worth getting up that early. about 50 minutes up in the dark, after we did a daytime hike to preview the trail the day before.

Thank Mike G
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Response from johnnieb | Reviewed this property |
Come on back with a car sometime soon..Bald Mountain is an easy-ish climb, with a "remember it for life" view. have fun!