Baldy Lake Trail
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Baldy Lake Trail

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Baldy Lake Trail

Baldy Lake Trail

Distance: 6.1mi
Elevation: 1,791ft
Time: 3-4.5h

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The Baldy Lake Trail is a 6.1mi out-and-back hiking route in British Columbia near the Canada-United States border that will take you uphill through the forest to the tranquil waters of a small subalpine lake. Along the route, you will hike through picturesque meadows, serene forests, and exposed trails with mountain views before you arrive at the lake. As with most backcountry hikes in BC, make sure to bring bear spray and create noise while out on the trail in order to avoid any potentially dangerous encounters with bears or mountain lions.

Baldy Lake Trail Map

Getting there

To get to the Baldy Lake trailhead from Elko, drive south on BC-93 for 20.4mi and turn left onto Connor Road. In 1640ft, make a sharp right to stay on the road and continue on for 68.5mi, where you will find parking on the left.

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Baldy Lake Trail
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Baldy Lake Trail Description

Hiking the Baldy Lake Trail is a great way to get out and experience the natural beauty of southern British Columbia, while getting some exercise hiking along the undulating terrain of this mountainous region. The trail sets out from the side of the road and works to the northwest through the forest before ascending and descending a series of small ridges. As you work your way through the meadows and forests along the route, you will have some beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Eventually, you will break out of the dense forest cover and arrive at the scenic shores of Baldy Lake, with Mount Mahaney standing directly behind to the northwest. Take some time to explore the area while basking in the amazing views of the rugged landscape before heading back along the same route to return to the trailhead.



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