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Old Baldy Trail #372

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Length


4.1 Miles 6.6 Kilometers


3,303' 1,007 m

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Descent

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

8,767' 2,672 m

High

5,464' 1,665 m

Low

Shared By Chad Dailey

Conditions


All Clear 25 days ago
Icy: Some snow and ice on the trail in the higher elevations, trekking poles recommended History

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A challenging ascent from Madera Canyon to the peak of Mt. Wrightson.

Chad Dailey

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a popular day hike and a less common run, but it is a great trail that starts high and gets you much higher. From the parking lot until you get to the summit, the incline never really gives you a break but it is still manageable to keep the ascent under a couple hours for many visitors.

The majority of the trail is shaded until you reach the saddle where it becomes exposed where you are delighted with views the rest of the way. Water may be present along the trail trickling from rocks at a couple of springs, but this is highly dependent on recent weather and it is recommended to carry your own water. This route is best enjoyed after snowmelt in spring into early winter.

Caution should be taken during monsoon season to avoid the summit during lightening storms.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers galore adorn this trail, especially in the spring and early summer!

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Dec 22, 2018
Ricky Holzer
Long, steep ascent but the views were absolutely amazing on this beautiful clear day. 10mi — 5h 30m
Jul 8, 2018
Nicole K
Jul 7, 2018
Nicole K
2h 00m
Jun 9, 2018
Trevor M
Old Baldy to the Top
Apr 20, 2018
Tom Adams
Apr 12, 2018
Alycia Andrade
10.6mi
Apr 7, 2018
Jacob Grendahl
Moderate until Baldy Saddle, difficult peak. Elevation gain is brutal, but worth the view 11mi
Feb 16, 2018
lisa picard
Rainy 12mi

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  4.6 from 12 votes

#374

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#26

in Arizona

#374

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