Bald Hill - Arnold Mesa Quad is a 2.89 mile one way hike with 1,033 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 30 miles east-southeast of Prescott Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. October and May are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Bald Hill is a benchmark peak in the Prescott national forest. The peak is also a SOTA summit W7A/YV-050 worth 8 points. The hike to the summit is 100% off trail the brush is manageable. Once on the summit you are rewarded with fantastic views of the Prescott Valley the Verde area and surrounding terrain. An additional bonus on the summit is a mostly intact tripod over the benchmark I have never seen more then some wires and small pieces of wood it was really cool seeing this one.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.