Bear Mountain Climber's Log

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vanman798 - Oct 25, 2020 11:20 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2020

From the CT/MA line  Sucess!

Started at the AMC parking lot on Washington Rd near the CT/MA line. After about 3/4 mile I turned right on the AT trail and climbed to the summit of CT's highest mountain (which is not the highest point in CT- that belongs to the shoulder of Mt. Frissell at the CT/MA line). Had the summit to my lonesome.

Tim_Kroeze - Feb 17, 2016 5:18 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

A Good Season-Starter  Sucess!

I've climbed this a few times, and each time is fun. The views are nice, and it is pretty evenly paced. It's a good way to start the season, or to take people who aren't regular hikers. If you make it in early June, the trail is covered in mountain laurel.


technicolorNH - Apr 20, 2015 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2015

Wet day  Sucess!

Seventy five minutes to the top from the Undermountain TH on Route 41. Sixty two minutes down. No views in the fog but that was a serious summit cairn.


Sjboatwright - Jun 14, 2014 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2014

A rainy day on the AT  Sucess!

It was well worth taking on a monsoon to climb bear.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 31, 2013 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2013

3 peaks  Sucess!

Hiked up from Hwy 41 in CT to the CT HP on the south side of Mt. Frissell, then to the summit in MA, over to Round Top, to Laurel Ridge Campground on the AT, then back to Bear Mt. and back to the start, 3618' of gain, 15.7 miles total.

Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall - Jul 26, 2013 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2009

Stephen Hall  Sucess!

Good winter hiking spot

Russell Nash

Russell Nash - Feb 17, 2012 7:55 pm

A Fun Hike  Sucess!

This was a fun hike. I wish it was closer so I could go more often!

joshvillen - Jul 22, 2011 12:50 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2010


First hike in the area

joshvillen - Jul 22, 2011 12:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

2nd summit  Sucess!

Nice day

joshvillen - Jul 22, 2011 12:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2010

backside  Sucess!

Checked out the west side of the mountain

joshvillen - Jul 22, 2011 12:44 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2010

lead  Sucess!

Lead some classmates to the summit, some ice on the trail

joshvillen - Jul 22, 2011 12:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011

overnight  Sucess!

Packed 50 pounds worth of camping gear to paradise lane, set up camp, summited, then slept the night. Really nice spot.


Chinigo - Jun 21, 2011 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008

Taconics  Sucess!

A nice day - hiked with mstender this time.


iquest4it - Dec 27, 2010 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1993

Barely a mountain  Sucess!

This is barely a mountain, but it's still a nice hike. I much prefer Lantern Hill - before the casino.


ScAtTeRbOnE - Oct 9, 2009 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

Hazy Summit  Sucess!

Brutally humid day in the 90's. Hiked Round Mtn, Mt Frissell and then on to Bear Mtn. Nice hazy views of the valley from summit monument.


PapaBanucci - Sep 1, 2009 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Running on the AT



MelNino - Jul 6, 2009 8:42 pm

Bear says growl!  Sucess!

Been up and down a few times....I love this hike....great view, and meeting cool people on the rock pile. Last time was Feb this year....great snow pile, can I tell you how much I love micropsikes?
Trail: Undermountain to AT


weathergirl42 - Jul 6, 2009 3:10 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Relaxing Hike  Sucess!

An easy hike in great weather with beautiful views. The summit was super crowded! I hiked this as part of my highpointing goal and wanted to make sure that I got both this and Frissell, just in case. Then again, it's not as if I need an excuse to hike!


Rockscaler - Feb 3, 2009 5:57 pm

Can't go wrong with Bear mtn!  Sucess!

Nice hike, relaxing views!


mstender - Sep 9, 2008 12:03 pm

Under Mountain/Paradise Loop  Sucess!

I did Bear already 3 times since I molved to CT from CA. Great hike. Nice views on top of the rock pile. The first time on Bear Mountain, we actually saw a bear on our way back. That was really cool. I had never seen a bear in 6 years of living and hiking on the West Coast (CA, WA). I want to go back and do it in Winter, must be really nice too.

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