Bear Mountain Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - Jul 29, 2020 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2020

muggy day  Sucess!

Took about eighty minutes to the summit from the roundabout just west of the Bear Mountain Bridge. I liked the trail. More exposed bedrock slab than I was expecting.


Boorman - Jan 23, 2015 1:36 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2013

AT Stop  Sucess!

Climbed Bear Mountain twice as part of the Adirondack Trail. Lots of people on top and an interesting stone tower.

Buz Groshong

Buz Groshong - Sep 15, 2014 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014

Great Hike  Sucess!

Hiked with my daughter and her friends. We went up the Major Welch Trail and came down the southbound AT, 1777, and Yellow trails. After that we stayed a while for the Oktoberfest - bratwurst with sauerkraut and beer!


nefarious_1_ - Jul 18, 2013 7:05 pm

Pretty nice hike  Sucess!

Short with some decent views. There are other trails that are more fun in the area with nicer views but, all in all, Bear Mountain is a good trip.


MelNino - May 7, 2012 8:33 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2012

Fun lil hike  Sucess!

The trail up was a good hike. Crowded at the summit. The AT down was probably the best maintained trail I've ever seen. Def want to go back.


landfill - Dec 23, 2011 8:17 am Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2011

winter/weekdays  Sucess!

Can get crowed but I've done it 10+ times with out seeing a soul. try going in colder weather, hike farther, start early of at dusk


Chinigo - Jun 22, 2011 9:37 am

Sometime in the 1990's  Sucess!

I'm not sure what date I climbed this, but it was part of my AT section hiking.


jcoalter - Apr 4, 2010 9:02 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2009

Fun Hike  Sucess!

Not way too many people on trail and I didn't mind the people at the top. If your looking for solitude, this is not the place to go. If your looking for a nice hike and don't mind seeing other people outdoors, this was a good day. Great views.


chocodove - Apr 4, 2010 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2009

Car show  Sucess!

Lovely hike, though parking is a rip-off and I wasn't a big fan of the car/bike show at the top. Way too crowded, and seriously I don't need to hear revving engines constantly. Went to the area with the rescued animals afterward, which was very interesting.


Vasler - Mar 29, 2010 10:04 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2004

Quick leap  Sucess!

Squat mountain great for a picnic at the end. Great lakes down by route 9 too.


TLP - Feb 1, 2009 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008

nice saturday, but crowded  Sucess!

It was a nice day, so I went to Bear Mountain after working all night. I liked the mountain in the fall scenery, but man it was too crowded on the summit, and the park. Total rip-off to park there. I would never go again there on a weekend during the fall, summer, or spring. Go there in the winter on a weekday.


dpryan999 - Dec 9, 2008 9:26 am Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2001

NYC Dayhike  Sucess!

Perfect day hike ex-New York City. Hiked in the snow and only saw four other people on the trail. Perfect weather and visibility.


silversummit - Sep 24, 2008 10:50 pm

Did this in 69, 70 and 71 ...

Backpacked on AT over this and ran out of water with our group going through here during a blazing hot July. Don't remember much except this and the crowds!

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 26, 2008 9:01 pm

2x  Sucess!

Hiked up here twice in 2004 and 2005 by different routes. It's ok.


eric-griz - Nov 26, 2007 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2000

Picinic City  Sucess!

Lots of people enjoying the outdoors when I was up there.


Parenteau - Oct 25, 2007 1:02 pm

Fun hike  Sucess!

Haven't been there in years, but always had more fun just going for the top not using the trails.


EastcoastMike - Oct 17, 2007 10:38 pm

Good hike/run  Sucess!

I like running the AT, however the other trail has better opportunity for a little scramble.


alex - Aug 29, 2007 8:57 am

Great place to run  Sucess!

Going over and descending Bear Mountain is usually the highlight of any run on the Harriman/Bear Mountain trails. Excellent trails with fewer crowds during the winter.


Like2Hike - Apr 28, 2007 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2007

Welch up--AT Down  Sucess!

Short with great views of the Hudson. A nice, quick walk.


Rockman - Aug 30, 2006 4:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 1998

k  Sucess!

On the AT doing miles so don't remember much about it.

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