Would be an amazing trail if I had done it earlier in the season. To get to East Baldpate, the trail goes down several hundred feet before going back up. Since the trail going up and over Baldpate Mountain is the Appalachian Trail it is very well maintained amd some of the trail construction is very impressive. One of the best I’ve seen. In addition, the new Fiddler’s Creek Preserve has been added on the other side of Fiddler’s Creek Road. From there it is steep to the top. Baldpate Mountain, Maine The Appalachian Trail in Maine will take your breath away, both as you climb 3,662 feet to the summit and then your 360-degree view. The mountain, part of the volcanic Sourland Mountain Ridge, is the highest point in Mercer County. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Baldpate East Peak Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. Baldpate Mountain via Appalachian Trail est un sentier allez-retour de 8.3 miles situé près de Newry, Maine. For a recreational day hiker like me, this was a hard hike. I only gave 4 star because I was limited on time and unable to make it to the East peak. Two bathrooms available at the trailhead. It was well maintained. Great day, well marked and maintained. Most of the elevation comes after the first hour-hour and a half. East peak was definitely worth the extra little distance. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités. This trail offers some of the best elevation gains in Mercer County, with views of the Delaware River from atop Strawberry Hill. Steepest parts were approaching the West Peak, and the rock scramble to summit the East Peak. The woods at Baldpate Mountain have over 12 miles of marked trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and trail running. Added the Table Rock overlook on the ascent and had amazing views of the Mahoosuc Valley and surrounding mountains. The foliage was beautiful this weekend! Les chiens sont les bienvenus sur ce sentier mais seulement en laisse. Fantastic hike along the AT. Hiked this on 9/12/2020 with my son and a friend. Physically challenging. Most of this trail was fairly mellow except for a steep section shortly before West Peak's summit. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. This trail was tough especially with the rain and wet leaves. Baldpate Mountain (5.8-7.6 miles round trip, advanced): Located beyond the Table Rock Trail in the Mahoosuc Public Lands, Baldpate Mountain includes two summit hikes with fantastic views. The trail stays level for approximately 0.4 miles, where it will start to turn North at a moderately steep incline. The park has over 12 miles of marked natural trails for … Used the snowshoes the entire walk down. A good workout, most of the elevation gain comes toward the end of the ascent. 3 h 24 m This trail follows routes similar to others in All Trails but starts at the parking area off of Church Road in Hopewell Township. Our CFC number: 12230. Hike along the ridge of Baldpate Mountain (former Kuser Mountain) passing old abandoned farm buildings and the former Kuser estate with mountaintop views of the Delaware River. it is the Maine AT, after all! Trail flattens out for about a mile to the Baldpate Lean to turn-off. This post may contain affiliate links. I ended up hiking 7.28 miles with 2844 feet of ascending. Beautiful views! We couldn't see in other directions due to the summit being mostly covered by scrub. An extensive network of trails, some old logging roads and some specially built trails, lace the southern and northern flanks of the ridge, and a 2-mile trail runs along its spine. 6.7 miles. Several yards past summit sign is where the views are. When these plans failed, the remaining land was destined to be sold for luxury housing … Record your own itinerary from the Wikiloc app, upload the trail and share it with the community. East peak was definitely worth the extra little distance. (609) 989-6559 Website Google Maps Trail Map (GR Series) An extensive network of trails, old logging roads and some specially built trails, lace the southern and northern flanks of the ridge, and a 2-mile trail runs along its spine. Interesting story in the tracks mid way up the trail; there were tracks from a cat chase with a rabbit appearing to be on the losing end of the chase. Lots of rock stairs and the scramble up East Peak was steep but well marked with cairns. There are actually lots of sections with stairs in the section that leads up to the Baldpate shelter/lean-to. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The foliage was beautiful this weekend! Grafton Loop Trail, Long Mountain to East Branch Wight Brook/Wight Brook to Lane Campsite/Lane Campsite to East Baldpate Campsite:This section is complicated. We ate our lunch at the lean-to/shelter. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The East Peak of Baldpate is another mile past West Peak and brings the trip total to 7.6 miles round trip. Beautiful views! Baldpate Mountain, once known as Kuser Mountain, was previously owned by the Kuser family. 40.318542, -74.866162 Continue beyond the barrier at the parking area (not the end of the gravel road going into the park) and proceed between two ponds, a smaller one on the right, and a larger pond on the left. Other data acquired from NJDEP and NJDOT. Weather and Snow National Weather Service Forecast NOAA Snow Depth Map Lists that contain Baldpate Mountain: AMC New England Hundred Highest (Rank #94) New England 3700-foot Peaks (Rank #96) Northeast USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #34) Eastern USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #52) New England Top 50 by Prominence (Rank #27) Maine 3,500-foot Peaks … The Preserve consists of 486 acres of forest, meadows, granite-topped scenic vistas and boasts a pristine ancient pitch pine forest atop its summit. I highly recommend hiking poles. Despite checking the weather multiple times the day prior, Changes in the weather pattern meant that we got stuck in Highwinds, sleet and freezing rain, and quite chilly temperatures with the added windchill. Took about 4’20” roundtrip with snack time at the top. All hiking trails are marked and signed and are maintained by a dedicated group … An extensive network of trails, old logging roads and some specially built trails, lace the southern and northern flanks of the ridge, and a 2-mile trail runs along its spine. On my way back I took the blue spur trail to Table Rock which had a nice view. Utterly beautiful. Amazing views on East Baldpate, slippery on slabs up East Baldpate when wet. It was not fun returning back to the lean-to. There’s a privy there, too. Appalachian Trail: Beaver River Road to Carolo Col Shelter, Mahoosuc Notch Loop via North Pond Road to Appalachian Trail, Baldpate from the East (Andover) Side via Cataracts Trail and Frye Brook Trail. TableRock Grafton Notch. You have the option to pop over to see Tablerock as well, which gives great views of Old Speck. On my way back I took the blue spur trail to Table Rock which had a nice view. Foster Pond Lookout Trail (0.7 miles, easy): This trail is marked with red trail markers and is a shared XC ski trail in winter. Terrain – hills, forests, fields Trailheads – 40° 19.107'N, 74° 53.433'W (Parking lot at… Took about 5 hours total moving time with a dog and 4 adults! Patrick Coston 2,022 views. The section from the lean-to to the top of West Baldpate is extremely steep as well as very slippery. Great day, well marked and maintained. Our group of 4 hiked this on June 12, 2018. Amazing views on East Baldpate, slippery on slabs up East Baldpate when wet. Our Tax ID number: 526046689. Lytle’s and Lindsey. There’s a privy there, too. A few downed trees on the trail. The weather was great! Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain (c) NJ Trails Association, 2016. On clear days Philadelphia is within sight, as is the Delaware River below. Ascending 425 vertical feet in around 6/10 of a mile, it achieves the greatest vertical gain of any trail in Mercer County, and the steepest average gradient. It was a little intimidating seeing only wild cat tracks on the trail. You can find both easy and challenging hiking trails here. These posts have been tagged with Baldpate Mountain, East Peak ME, or … Great hike! Rated 5.0 /5 based on 3 customer reviews 5.0 1.25 miles - Loop Trail Save Add Review Get Directions Add Photo. The trail offers a number of activity options. May 26, 2012 3 Comments / Trail Blogs. We needed more water, so I was glad I had my Sawyer filter to use. As it was, the trail was incredibly icy and covered in snow. Copper Hill Trail and Baldplate Mountain Loop is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Titusville, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. A good workout, most of the elevation gain comes toward the end of the ascent. 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