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.
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.
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.
It was well worth taking on a monsoon to climb bear.
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.
Good winter hiking spot
This was a fun hike. I wish it was closer so I could go more often!
First hike in the area
Checked out the west side of the mountain
Lead some classmates to the summit, some ice on the trail
Packed 50 pounds worth of camping gear to paradise lane, set up camp, summited, then slept the night. Really nice spot.
A nice day - hiked with mstender this time.
This is barely a mountain, but it's still a nice hike. I much prefer Lantern Hill - before the casino.
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.
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
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!
Nice hike, relaxing views!
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.