Sages Ravine and Bear Mountain

Mount Washington, Massachusetts 01258

Sages Ravine and Bear Mountain

Sages Ravine and Bear Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"This journey takes you into a charming chasm—a veritable mile of delights. Contrasting with that is a short but tough climb to Connecticut’s loftiest perch, offering sublime views.

From the parking area, walk around the metal gate on wide, grassy Undermountain Trail. Showy mountain laurel (the Connecticut state flower) is profligate to the right, while dense ferns—tall interrupted fern and shorter New York and hay-scented ferns—populate a glade on the left. At the trail fork, stay left to cross a feeder stream on stones. The right fork leads to the AMC’s Northwest Camp, wonderfully situated on a rise under hemlocks."

Sages Ravine and Bear Mountain Reviews

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We went out around 3:30 pm on a sunny afternoon and finished the trail around 7 pm. The Connecticut mountain Laurels were in full bloom and were exceptional. Irregular path mostly rocks, exceptional views in sages ravine of the water cascade with a nice spot to bath in past the Sages Ravine campsite. The elevation gain and climb up to Bear mountain on the way back was fun climbing over large sections of rocky granite. Great view of the valley from the base of the old tower on Bear mountain, well worth the workout to get there. Would recommend this trail to anyone who loves hiking if they are fit.

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Trail Information

Mount Washington
Nearby City
915 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5-3 hours
Appalachian Mountain Club, Connecticut Chapter, Northwest Camp Committee (; Appalachian Trail Conference, P.O. Box 807, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Local Contacts
AMC Massachusetts Trail Map #2: E3, USGS Ashley Falls
Local Maps