A Big Summit on a Small Mountain

Elevation: 2350 ft
Ascent: 390 ft
Distance: 1.0 miles
Location: Rondaxe Road off Route 28 west of Eagle Bay

Rondaxe (Bald) Mountain is probably the most popular hike in the Eagle Lake – Old Forge area. The start of the hike is a deceptively easy walk in the woods, but fairly soon comes to the steepest section where the climb is up a widely eroded trail onto the top a ridge. Along the ridge are several intermediate view points. The trail follows the spine of the ridge with a few minor ups and down over bed rock much of the way. The fire tower on the top has been restored and may be climbed for the best views. 

This trail can be found on the ADK/National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map for the Old Forge Oswegatchie region (map No. 745).

Have a great hike! Bob Goodwin