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Bald Mountain Trail is a strenuous 10.7 mile hike located near the Ashland Lakes Trail. The trail begins off Road #4021016 and ends four miles from Spada Reservoir. After hiking along the same trail as Ashland Lakes and Beaver Plant Lake, the trail forks and continues straight toward Cutthroat Lakes. Views of Three Fingers, Pilchuck, and the valleys below are found at a 3950 foot saddle at 3 miles. A spur trail leads to campsites near Cutthroat Lakes. The trail continues on toward Sultan Basin and passes numerous tarns, huckleberry-heather meadows and dense forests of old firs and hemlocks.

Directions: From Verlot, Drive east on the Mt. Loop Hwy. 4.5 miles to Schweitzer Creek Road #4020. Turn right and follow this road for 2.3 miles to the Bear Lake Road #4021. Turn right and continue 1.5 miles to a junction with Road #4021016 on the left. Follow this road 0.8 mile to the trailhead.

Elevation: 2,400 feet

Ending Elevation: 3,200 feet

Elevation Gain: 800 feet

Distance: 10.7 miles

Usage: Light

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington

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