Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain is the highest mountain in the New Jersey Ramapos and Bergen County, but it does not offer any summit views.

There are no marked trails to the top but there is an access road for the summit's radio tower. Just below the summit there is a cluster of ruins that appears to be a popular spot for local revelry.

The climb up Bald Mountain, like the climbs up the other Ramapo High Peaks, requires over 800' of vertical gain when begun from one of the Ramapo River trailheads. The most interesting climb up Bald Mountain is via the valley of the Stag Hill Brook. Though Bald Mountain itself doesn't offer views, there are many ledges and summits in the Ramapos which do.

The photograph above was taken from the viewpoint on Ilgenstein Rock.

Elevation 1164
Decimal degrees 41.1209, -74.2004
County Bergen
Ownership public
Owner Ramapo Valley County Reservation
Topo map Acme Mapper
Nearest higher neighbor Big Beech Mountain

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Trip Reports

thomas stabler climbed Bald Mountain on 11/07/2016
Matthew Fecica (MatthewCat) climbed Bald Mountain on 07/09/2016
WAC BRAVO climbed Bald Mountain on 07/04/2016
JohnVC climbed Bald Mountain on 12/20/2015
Bill VS climbed Bald Mountain on 12/20/2015

Pictures from Bald Mountain

Photo courtesy of JSB.

Photo courtesy of JSB. —Eric Koppel

Ruins just below the summit of Bald Mountain.  Photo courtesy of JSB.

Ruins just below the summit of Bald Mountain. Photo courtesy of JSB. —Eric Koppel

Photo courtesy of JSB.

Photo courtesy of JSB. —Eric Koppel

Me at the summit of Bald Mountain.  Photo courtesy of JSB.

Me at the summit of Bald Mountain. Photo courtesy of JSB. —Eric Koppel

Photo courtesy of JSB.

Photo courtesy of JSB. —Eric Koppel

Moth along the Halifax Trail

Moth along the Halifax Trail —William Maurer (Hoosier)

Wooded summit of Bald Mountain

Wooded summit of Bald Mountain —William Maurer (Hoosier)

Wood road to Bald Mountan

Wood road to Bald Mountan —William Maurer (Hoosier)