Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bald Bluff Mountain (Amherst) , ME
Trails: Bald Bluff Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, August 24, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The road that you take in is called “Ducktail Pond Road” on Gaia. The only part of the guidebook’s directions that I did not find accurate were the left turn at 4.8mi. I don’t remember ever taking a left or there being a jct there. Watch out for the trail sign. A small trailhead is located underneath in the woods. Park just beyond in a grassy area. I think the road in was pretty tame and would be okay for low clearance cars but my memory of it is foggy. I was the only one there.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail was blazed in blue and pretty regularly if I recall correctly too. Signage is intact. There was at least one blowdown: a large downed tree you could scramble over or go around on the northern half of the loop. I believe it was pretty close to the loop jct.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Seemed like a good trail for dogs.  
Bugs: I don’t recall any.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: 2nd and final little hike of the day after nearby Eagle Bluff. This was a cool little hike. I especially liked the ledge at the western knob that you very quickly come to if you hike the loop counterclockwise. Some steep sections but overall a pretty gentle hike with good footing. I don’t recall excessive mud but then again I was coming out in the dark… Gaia had me at 2.25mi, 500ft of gain, 45min.  
Name: Liam Cooney  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-30 
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