Definitely a great training climb. The Shadow Canyon Trail will get the legs burning on a non-stop ascent.
An excellent hike with a fun mild scramble near the top. A bad hike if you have a fear of mountain lions ripping your body to shreds, but at least its not an 12-hour torture-thon. Great views of Boulder and Denver, plus the Indian Peaks to the west.
Seriously steep trail in spots...great workout. Descended the mellower Bear Canyon.
Beautiful day yesterday. Climbed both South Boulder Peak and Bear Peak starting from the Mesa TH, up Shadow Canyon, down Fern Canyon, and back. Made for a very long but great day.
Dont be fooled by the nice trail this starst out to be. otherwise a nice climb. great veiw from the top.
Nice hike, a good warm up for the higher mountains. Lots of mud on the lower part of the trail. I saw two other people the entire day.
I've been up this peak multiple times. It's a great day hike, usually there are few people the higher one goes, and the view is wonderful from the top. It's really nice seeing the lights below on the way up (or down) on summer evenings.
12 January, '16: 2nd of my traverse of S. Boulder Peak, Bear, & Green Mtn. Summited at 15.27. Wonderful views. Only one on the mountain :)
I've climbed Bear Peak many times in all seasons. I often run it for a great workout.