Bailey Ridge

Total Miles
5.2

Elevation

2,247.69 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

A 5-mile stretch of connecting forest service roads. It is a particularly useful trail if you are driving a non street legal vehicle and camping at Black Springs or off of 7N23. The trail features a rocky climb and descent with a few smoother fast sections along Bailey Ridge as well as a few good views. Note this trail is over 7,000 feet and is generally impassable in the winter season and is subject to winter road closures as managed by the forest service. Generally this trail is open July through October.

Photos of Bailey Ridge

Bailey Ridge
Bailey Ridge
Bailey Ridge

Difficulty

The trail is very easy, any high clearance 4x4 will be fine, but the descent/climb on the 7N09 side is a bit tight for some SUVs.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Ted Towle
Jun 18, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
I did this trail in a stock 2018 Tundra trd, and approached from the east end. Tires (KO2's) aired down to 18 psi. While it's true that most of the trail is a 2, that narrow, rutted, rocky, twisty climb up from the forest road is a 4 in my book. Never in danger of not making it, but a bit of a challenge. Just beware if in a full size vehicle.
Hardy Chambliss
Jun 16, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Beautiful side trip on the way to Lake Alpine. The trail was dry, but not dusty. Wildflowers are in full bloom. The first 50 yard and the last 50 yards are the only mildly technical parts of the trail, only a high 1 of 10 on those sections. Your Prius won’t make it.
Cj Arnesen
Jun 07, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Esprit de Four cleared 28 fallen trees off the trail June 7th. The trail is now clear for the season and open.
Jonathan Park
May 25, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
Posted Sign
Closed Gate
trail head still closed for seasonal closure. lots of down trees and small snow drifts

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