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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Oct 9th to Dec 31st
Fabulous shorter Baldy Option
Get a taste of the Mt Baldy Wilderness when you don't have the time or energy to reach trail's end/jct at mile 7.5
This is an often missed option & gem of a hike especially for those who are only familiar with the nearby West Baldy Trail #94 which this trail intersects/reaches at mile 7.5 and wants a great 2.5-mile one-way option of a hike.
This hike initially follows the East Fork of the Little Colorado River as well as some often lush meadows for about 1.5 miles before a 900-foot climb to some beautiful hoodoos and incredible views of the Mt Baldy Wilderness as well as the surrounding area from the nearly 10,200-foot overlook.
Snow can be problematic sometimes as early as mid-October and present on the upper portions of the trail as late as June.
Large Groups Not Allowed
This trail is part of the Mount Baldy Wilderness area and as such the US Forest Service has a group size maximum of 12 hikers & a maximum of 6 for overnight backpacking.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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