Baldy Lake Trailhead

Area Status: Not Cleared
Baldy Lake with pine trees around the edge

The Baldy Lake Trailhead is a small primitive trailhead that is located on the southwest edge of the North Fork John Day Wilderness and accesses the upper valley to Baldy Lake. It is most often used by day hikers, and fall hunters.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Fees: There is no fee or pass is required for this site.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. Motorized vehicles, bicycles, carts, hang glider and other mechanical equipment is prohibited in the Wilderness area.
Closest Towns: Baker City, Oregon (54 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Baker City, Oregon, take State Highway 7 south for about 26 miles to State Highway 220 (also known as Sumpter Valley Highway or the Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway);  Turn right on State 220 towards Sumpter and go about 23.5 miles to Forest Road 7345; Turn right at Forest Road 7345 and go about 5 miles to a large roadside opening. The site does not have any facilities.

Note: The 7345 road is steep and rough. High clearance or 4x4 vehicles are recommneded.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Day hikes to Baldy Lake

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