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2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,374' 419 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 2,724' 830 m
Low: 1,352' 412 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

Out of 5 stars, the trail is a 2. The summit is an 11.

Nick Wilder

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You don't do this trail for hike itself, you come for the views!

This a paved/dirt road (used to service communication towers), so it's not a very nice trail, but the scenery is just spectacular. It just grinds up and up from the beginning to end; not terribly steep, but without many rests. Near the top, the road turns left to a communication tower at Red Mountain. It's not worth the side trip, so take a right on dirt road for the final bit that curves around to the summit of Bald Mountain at 2,729'.

The summit is certainly one of the best in the bay area: perfect 360 degree views in all directions. Vineyards, Napa & Sonoma valleys, Berkeley, Oakland, Mt Tamalpais, the SF bay, and even snowy Sierras on a clear day (130 miles)!

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Jun 5, 2017
Jessica Ray
The view is fantastic. I was in Napa with a few friends and we wanted to burn some calories and take pictures after a day or wine tasting. Recommend! 5.1mi

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