Newton Bald Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,872' 875 m
Descent: -107' -33 m
High: 5,055' 1,541 m
Low: 2,185' 666 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“This trail is part of the MST and rewards hikers in the spring with flaming azaleas atop the bald.”— Max Willner
A little over 4.5 miles into the trail is a junction with Mingus Creek Trail. From here, hikers follow Thomas Ridge and pass through Newton Bald. This was once used as a grazing area, but has since then grown over a bit. Just past the junction is the Newton Bald Campsite, #52.
As for local fauna, black bears are common in the area, along with white-tailed deer and 31 species of salamanders.
Birdwatchers can spot a variety of species, notably the northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) and red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus).
For more information on black bears, refer to this webpage.