Bald Knob Mountain was first suggested as an excellent site for a sunrise Easter service by Wayman Presley and Rev. William Lirely after the 1936 Easter service.
The first such service was held in 1937, with 250 attendees, and has been held annually
since. From 1984 to 1986 there was a Passion Play held in conjunction with the Easter service.
Bald Knob Cross
After the site was Bought, the Cross was built in stages with money from various fundraisers, the most famous of which was that of Myrta Clutts and her pigs
|Open Season:||January - December|
|Best Season:||All year|
|Closest Towns:||Surrounding Area LaRue-Pine Hills/Otter Pond Research Natural Area, Clear Springs Wilderness and Bald Knob Wilderness.
Emergencies The nearest hospital is Union County Hospital in Anna. The nearest public phone is in Alto Pass.
|Information Center:||Facilities: Trailhead at north and south end of trail.
Surface Type: Rock and Dirt
Access: North-end trailhead Rt. 127 to Alto Pass, follow signs to Bald Knob Cross. It is 6 miles from Rt. 127. Trailhead is approx. 100 yards off the road at the edge of the tree line. Southend
trailhead Rt.127 to Alto Pass to Brown Section Road. Go 1.6 miles to Rhine Road. There is a sign and pull-off for parking.
Hiker/Equestrian Trails - white diamond
Trail Ethics: Pack it in, Pack it out.