The OAB trail starts at the campground and ascends 1,080 feet in 1.7 miles, passing scenic cascades (with a few stepping-stone water crossings) and through a big-tree hemlock forest. Presumably the summit used to be bald back in the day. It no longer is, but there are two modest cleared window viewpoints at the top--one facing Stratton Mountain and another Mount Monadnock (in NH). Conditions were a bit icy during our ascent; our spikes made for good footing but the beagle had to fishtail his way up and down the mountain.
Although our hike this day was intentionally short, one could easily make a longer day of it by also hiking the nearby Ledges Overlook Trail by Townshend Dam which loops over some cliffs on a hill to the northeast of Bald Mountain, and the trail to the impressive 125-foot Hamilton Falls just to the north in Jamaica, Vermont. --Paul-William