Bear Mountain Loop

Highland, New York

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This demanding 9.7-mile loop rolls through the steep wooded terrain of Bear Mountain State Park, topping Bear and West Mountains and offering views of the Lower Hudson River area. Counterclockwise, you travel the Major Welch (red), the Appalachian and 1777 (both white), the Timp–Torne (blue), and the Suffern–Bear Mountain (yellow) Trails.
Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures

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Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures

by Rhonda and George Osterag (Falcon Guides)

This demanding 9.7-mile loop rolls through the steep wooded terrain of Bear
Mountain State Park, topping Bear and West Mountains and offering views of the
Lower Hudson River area. Counterclockwise, you travel the Major Welch (red), the
Appalachian and 1777 (both white), the Timp–Torne (blue), and the Suffern–Bear
Mountain (yellow) Trails.

© 2009 Rhonda and George Osterag/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Highland
Distance: 9.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Bear Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Bear Mountain 10911; (845) 786-2701; nysparks.state.ny.us/parks
Local Maps: DeLorme: New York Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 32 B4
Topo Map: Bear Mountain Loop Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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4/4/2017

Pretty intense workout on the way up...

7/30/2013

Pretty intense workout on the way up... easy down hill.. pretty good hike, not too strenuous

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