Little Bald Mountain - Trail, Yakima, Washington

Little Bald Mountain - Trail, Yakima, Washington

DESCRIPTION

tons of down hill, fun and fast

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 01, 2012]
Jim
Downhiller

Rode this trail today (6/1/2012) and it was a bit too early in the season. The first few miles of the descent were covered in snow patches, and hiking through knee deep corn snow got a little sketchy.

But once through the snow, the trail was awesome. I'll definitely be back later in the year.

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5
VALUE
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3
[Jun 27, 2008]
xcjoe
Cross Country Rider

Great Trail. Just rode it on June 26th and it is already getting dusty/dry. The top 1 mile or so has been impacted by horse use, but you wont notice it after the rock garden. Still fast, but not tacky, maybe you can get lucky and ride it after a rainstorm. That would be epic. We rode the shortcut I know and it was an easy 2 hours up, 1:15 down. The lower section is dry and dusty but still very ridable - not moto'd out. Ride this trail and you will not be disappointed. Trail recently cleared. Dont let the 3's fool you, you will be tired and shot after this ride, but smiling like a fool.

Customer Service

Up 1709, then there is a shortcut up the 356 road- take the jeep trail on the right hand side at the end of the road in the little grassy area. This will bring you out right at the 1600-1700 road intersection and only 2 miles from the trail head. Watch for elk.

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Lots of horse trails in nile area can be fun to ride from camp. According to a few sources, there are way over 50 miles of horse trails. I have rode some of them myself. Little Naches trails- watch for moto's.

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5
VALUE
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3
[Sep 05, 2007]
eric
Weekend Warrior

Little Bald Mountain is one of the best trails I have ridden to date. I long fire road climb with a very sweet downhill rollercoaster. Not for the faint of heart or the soft in the leg. Breath taking veiws on several points on the way down. This trail has a bit of everything on it. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Customer Service

I wouldtake State route 410 to Halfway flats. park in the camp gound, take FS rd 1706 to the trailhead. 14.85 or so miles to the trail. Stop and eat lunch, take a breather and hed down the trail.

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??????? I haven't ridden any.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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5
[Sep 05, 2007]
Bobbie Mac
Cross Country Rider

How many ways can I say EPIC. I laugh because the trail description say 12 miles and for those of you that do shuttles that is exactly how far of a ride you'll get. Just don't think that it's all downhill. The 15 mile road climb is the east part. Middle ring for the fit. It's when you hit the trail the the real work begins. The climbs on the singletrack are difficult. The descent is worth every effort. Lot's of good flow to this trail. Big grin all the way down. Very dusty, rocky and technically demanding. Definately a full suspension kind of trail.

Customer Service

Don't wimp out. Do it as a loop. Park at Halfway flats campground and take the fire road at the back of the area. 1709 will take you right to the trailhaed. Ride singletrack all the way down to the bottom. Turn west (left) when you hit the bottom and it's just a short ride back the the campground.

OVERALL
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5
VALUE
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3
[Sep 04, 2007]
Robert McSpadden
Cross Country Rider

How many ways can I say EPIC! This ride is a great and big ride. The 15 mile fire road climb is middle ring all the way up if you're in shape. The 12 mile singletrack can be called a descent but it has a lot of climbing. Trail is very dusty this time of year but blow downs were cleared with maybe the exception of one. Good technical trail. Well kept. Fast and fun.

Customer Service

Park at Halfway flats campground and ride up road 1709 from the back of the camground. Option at the trailhead is to ride another mile and a half to the very top of the mountain. 27 miles total mileage if you opt out, 30 miles if you do it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 25, 1998]
The Other Guy

Side hill trail from top to bottom. It goes along a cliff for a portion of the ride. There is some sand in places and loose rocks in others. One of my favorite rides in this area. Very few motorcycles, in 3 years I've only seen one group.

Customer Service

It's off of HWY 410. Go to the Greatful Tread www page for directions. www.greatfultread.com/tread1.htm There are maps to rides right across the highway too! :)

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across the highway at Little Naches exit, go to quartz creek, or fife's ridge.

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4
VALUE
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[May 07, 1999]
Mark

This trail is truely one of the best in wash and for me is what mountain biking ia all about: a long steady climb, unbelievable views, and a long, fast sick singletrack downhill.

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5
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[Aug 14, 1999]
pat love

This trail is sick! You could have your girlfriend drive you to the top and it takes about an hour to get down if your wanting a nice evening ride. Basically your cruising down a long empty mountain. The top has some hairy sections riding on cliffs. But by the time you reach the bottom you will definately be super stoked.

Customer Service

Hwy. 410, Left at Sawmill flats I think. you'll have to figure the rest out yourself.

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Stay off the Kaner flats trail. motorbike express! For my secret trail favorite. Take the Nile river road to the abandoned sawmill field. park your car and cruise up the right hand road about 8 miles. There is a trail that crosses a small creek on the left. This trail is all about speed and sliding around corners.

OVERALL
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4
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[Aug 05, 2000]
Jim & Jill Harding

Offroad tandem perspective:
Starting out from Halfway Flats off or 410, it's a 16 mile steady climb up. The single-track down is a challenge.
This is the single-most spectacular route in the state. The views are splendid from the top, but you must be prepared to work very hard that last two miles.
The single-track is well-maintained, but there are some difficult rocky sections that are hard to make. There were not turns that could not be made on a tandem.

Customer Service

Read Tom Kirkendall's book on this. He gives a perfect description of the route.

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5
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[Oct 29, 2000]
Gregg

Little Bald has it all: a long climb, swooping downhill singletrack through alpine forests, rock gardens, cliffline views, etc. It's for intermediate riders & up, but you need endurance. I've ridden a lot in the southeast Cascades, and this trail is my favorite by far. It compares to Devil's Gulch in Wenatchee; a little shorter downhill, but better views and just as much fun coming down.

The road climb up 1706/1600 is a long grind, so pace yourself and enjoy occasional views. Don't miss the lookout at the top if you have the legs and the time. From the upper trailhead, stay back in your saddle and head down along a short exposed stretch before heading into the forest. The top few miles of trail through the forest are the best. Enjoy the plush pineneedled hardpack trail with lots of whoop-dee-doos & chances for small air.

When you hit the cliff line, you get great views of Mt. Rainier, Old Scab Mtn. and other surrounding peaks. It gets rocky along the cliff, before heading into the trees again. The last couple miles of drop to the river (Halfway Flat campground) will always put a smile on my face.

Customer Service

If I have time, I park at Halfway Flat campground & ride River Rd 1704 south to Rd 1706, then up 1706 to 1600 & up to trailhead; Or...ride up trail from Halfway Flat; you can avoid the intense 1st mile of trail climb by driving up 1709 & parking where it crosses the trail (buy a Green Trails map).

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Fife's Ridge, Quartz Creek, Sand Creek 963A, Bald Mtn. If you like snow riding, ride up the Bumping River Rd from Hwy 410 to Goose Prairie after the snow falls. The river is pristine, and the road is usually well plowed and navigable.

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5
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