The Little Bald Mountain Trail begins near the historic Robinson Flat Guard Station. There is a day use area and an equestrian campground to stage from. The trail starts a moderate incline for the first mile and levels out at the top of Little Bald Mountain. At the top there are spectacular views of Red Star Ridge, Duncan Canyon and French Meadows Reservoir. From there you may choose to make a short side trip to Duncan Peak Lookout, which is staffed during the summer months. The trail continues to switchback down to Little Robinson’s Valley and eventually intersects with the Western States Trail and beings you back to Robinson Flat at the family campground.

  • Distance 3.39 mile loop
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Website Little Bald Mountain Trail
  • Best Feature At the top there are spectacular views of Red Star Ridge, Duncan Canyon and French Meadows Reservoir
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Equestrian

From Interstate 80, take the Foresthill exit to Foresthill Rd and proceed 15.5 miles to the Foresthill Ranger Station. Continue 28 miles on Foresthill Road to Robinson Flat Campground. Park in the day use area and follow the signs to the trailhead (to the right of the historic guard station and between the equestrian campground and the meadow).


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