But all of the rock steps and scree forced me to go slow, which killed my knees. Old Mount Baldy Trail is a 13.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Baldy, California that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. There is a 0.8 mile spur trail that will take you to Old Baldy summit. Access on sideroad 7b off hwy 13 is blocked due to snow. The summit of Old Baldy Trail switchbacks up to a small overlook, and is the taller of the two. Jul 9, 2016. The downhill was pretty painful. I normally jog gradual inclines/flats but found myself keeping a steady pace to reserve energy for following segments. status date description; Jul 11, 2020 @ 8:05am. As others have said, 13 miles (edit: Alltrails just updated to 13.2). Beautiful views along the lookout sections, and serene moments during the hike. Iâm normally used to linking together several peaks, and have done several hikes with 6000+ ft elevation gain, but this was a different story for sure. Watch out for the sharp turns. The actual hike up Old Baldy Trail is listed by Alltrails.com as being âgood for all skill levels.â And it looks even farther than that â at 9,453 feet, Mount Wrightson, also known as Old Baldy, is the highest point in the Santa Rita Mountains. Because of risk of development or closing to public use, the "Save Old Baldy Foundation" was formed. Beautiful and serene views. Old Baldy is a good introductory peak to do in the Indian Peaks. Saw some people taking birch limbs. after reach at Baldy pk, then continue to West Baldy then down to Baldy Village trail. See 1 tip from 13 visitors to Old Baldy. I had to take a different route through a town called Kimberely on Hwy 13, park on the side, then walk to the trail. - @just.trek You'll end up in the bushes if your brakes give out. My feet are pretty blistered and toes jammed into front of boots due to constant downhill. Please, if you arrive and find the parking lot is full, consider visiting one of the many other beautiful lookouts in Grey County. If you take the east route around the loop traveling counter clockwise, the distance to â¦ Old Baldy Trail is a 1,273 ft less popular blue singletrack trail located near Apache Junction Arizona. Tiny bit of ice in a very small section, spikes not necessary at this time. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is best used from April until October. Remember, âTake only pictures, leave only footprintsâ. I would not take kids under 5 on this trail, too many rocks, quite a lot of stumps and the lookouts are just too dangerous. Hiking on a beautiful day. The trail was in good condition and there was a decent amount of shade throughout. The Super Trail and Old Baldy continue together for less than a quarter-mile. Love this trail! The middle 3 miles are by far the toughest. Old Baldy is the shortest and steepest, while the Super Trail is longer but has a more moderate gradient, but both of these trails lead to the 9,543-foot summit of Mt. Relatively little traffic, and more importantly, no bikers! No facilities on site other than parking and signage, but the sights to be seen after a 15-minute walk through the quiet woods make up for that. The lookout is breathtaking with the fall colours! The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Comparable to cactus to tram hike, but more rocky and scree-ish. Old Baldy | Kananaskis Trails Distance 15.6 km return, height gain 868 m, strenuous This popular outing has a few tricky bits in the valley section, after which it's a straightforward plod up meadows to the high grassy ridge at 344410. Who would think this insignificant summit would be such a fine viewpoint! Old Baldy Trail #372 Difficult. Most of the trail is shaded and offers a pleasant hike through oaks and pines. Old Baldy Lookout Trail is a 2.7 mile out and back trail located near Grey Highlands, Ontario, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. Trail begins at Mt Baldy Village and takes you through Bear Canyon, with its creek and rich canopy of Oak, Bay, Cedar, Fir and Pine. Description . Lots of opportunities to go off trail. Old Baldy Mountain is located in Shawnigan Lake, which is on southern Vancouver Island, just 45 kilometres north of Victoria. The Old Baldy Lookout once offered commanding views over the western wilderness of the Mt. I normally hike on the East coast, but was out here for work and decided to take a day for a big West coast hike. Old Baldy is free and sees less people, but itâs also not as high. Start at Manker Flat TH Busy for a Monday in November. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Perfect day! 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