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Bald Mountain Wilderness

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The United States Congress designated the Bald Mountain Wilderness (map) in 2006 and it now has a total of 22,374 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the Forest Service.


The Bald Mountain Wilderness is located on the Eastern edge of the White Pine Range, with Ellison creek bordering it on the south. It is a lower elevation range with rocky outcrops and unique box canyons in the lower elevations. As one gets higher, Pinion - Juniper forests give way to mountain sage, wildflowers and a high grassy (bald) peak at 8850 ft. There are no system trails in this Wilderness area.

Planning to Visit the Bald Mountain Wilderness?

Leave No Trace

How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Bald Mountain Wilderness.
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more information on Leave No Trace, Visit the Leave No Trace, Inc. website.

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