Bald Mountain Road – NF1701

Total Miles
10.3

Elevation

1572.32 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

Called both Bald Mountain and Rocky Flat, this ten-mile gravel forest service road climbs from 2,000' at State Route 410 just outside of Nile, WA up to 5,200' where it connects with Manastash Ridge road and accesses the adjacent trail network. This road is mostly on South-facing exposure and is one of the first to thaw out in the spring. This is a segment of a larger North-South 60-mile Overlanding route connecting Cle Elum and the Highway 90 Corridor to Nile on the Highway 410 corridor on gravel Forest Service roads through the Taneum - Manastash ORV area in the Wenatchee National Forest. The ORV trails in this area are open from June 15 - October 15 but many of the lower elevation forest service roads are open and accessible year-round. This route tops out at about 5,000' and is likely clear by mid-May. The higher elevation routes to the West often are still snowbound well into July.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

1