Bald Mountain via Walt Bailey Trail

Day hike on rough trail to a series of meadows and the fabulous Cutthroat Lakes. An easy scramble to the top rewards you with big views along the scenic Mountain Loop Highway.

Getting there

From Granite Falls take the Mountain Loop Highway east towards Verlot. Once you pass Red Bridge take Forest Road 4030. Continue for 1.4 mi turning right onto Forest Road 4032 and drive on it for another 5.7 miles before reaching trailhead.


  • The trail is tougher than the mileage and elevation gain would indicate.
  • The trail is mostly through meadows with a short rocky exposed section at the summit.
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • 4,700 ft
  • Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX
  • Green Trails Silverton No. 110
  • USGS Silverton
  • Red Marker
    48.023790, -121.643758
    48.023790343 -121.64375782
  • Red Marker
    47.998273, -121.655324
    47.9982731372 -121.655323505

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