Bald Mountain

Near Janesville, California

Bald Mountain does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!

Overview

The Bald Mountain Trail system is located on the eastern end of low ridge (1,000 feet of vertical) that extends from the foothills of Diamond Mountain east out into the northwest end of Honey Lake Valley just 15 miles east of Susanville, CA.

The area consists of 3,120 acres of public land and in 2018 includes 11 miles of trails open to mountain biking, horseback riding and running. A total of 28 miles of trail is planned for the area as well as trailheads, kiosks, and supporting facilities. In 2018 11 miles of non-motorized trails were constructed.

Expansive vistas and 360 views from the summit are what make Bald Mountain a great place for non-motorized activities. Enjoy the trails when temperatures are moderate or cool as there is no shade in this high desert setting ranging from 4,200 to 5,200 feet. A total of 27 miles of trail is planned for the area as well as trailheads, kiosks, and supporting facilities.

Shooting does occur at Byers Pass but is prohibited within the Bald Mountain Trailhead.

Volunteers are welcome! Please contact the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office at 530-257-5311 for more information about the Bald Mountain trail construction project.