Hike Bald Mountain (Rondax Fire Tower)

New York Bald Mountain Trailhead

Added by Rebecca Nichols

Family friendly hike with very little effort for spectacular views from Rondax Fire Tower.

The one mile trail leads through the woods and some open rock areas. About half way up, you will get some of your first views of Second, Third, and Fourth Lakes. The final few hundred feet are along the rock spine. Though there are views without climbing the tower, they are more extensive form the towers cabin.

Views are of the Fulton chain Lakes, Blue Mountain. On a clear day you can see several high peaks. This hike also makes for a beautiful winter snowshoe.

Pack List

  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Camera
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Activities:

Hiking, Snowshoeing

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

390 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

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12 months ago

Beautiful

Bald mountain is definitely a great hike! Beautiful views for the climb, and even better from the fire tower! We do this hike several times each year and always have a great time! Great place to have a picnic or to watch a sunset!

12 months ago

about 1 year ago

Easy

Very easy hike! Short with sweet views at the top and a fire tower! The trail is straightforward and easy with a couple of steep spots. Nothing taxing at all. I made it up and down with a friend in 20 minutes last summer.

about 1 year ago

Added by Rebecca Nichols

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

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