Started this hike at Under Mountain Trailhead on Route 41. Took Undermountain trail to the Appalachian Trail and hike to summit of Bear Mt. From there hiked to Round Mt and then over to Mt. Frissel. The weather was amazing and views were spectacular, especially with the foliage. 9.6 miles total.
Such a good hike - came across a wolf and a rattlesnake on the hike and deer on the way in. The park rangers at the bottom were super friendly and gave me a map which was nice! Beautiful entrance to the hike and first half mile with wild flowers and a footbridge/brook. Steep ascent in a great way. Lots of rocks, almost feels like a consistent scramble more than a trail. The summit is long, pretty flat, and gorgeous.
This is a great short hike. I would say it is moderate and not hard. The payoff is great, tremendous. Fabulous views from the top well worth the effort. The trail is well marked except for the top where you have a variety of trails that peel of. Nice back country camping spot about a mile into the trail. Wold do this trail again. and again.
Such dreamy falls. The hike is really quick to the falls and the pay off is big. There are actually a lot more trails to explore nearby so this part of the southern Taconics has a lot to offer. I recommend going early in the day or on a week day as it can get a big crowded, which is the only draw back. You can even sneak a swim in! The water was really cold but so clean and refreshing. There's a little mini hike above the trail head which gives you an amazing view of the two mountains you're nestled in. The AMC book "Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley" has a great trail in their book through Bash Bish. It's about 3.5 miles!
Very easy trail going down the mountain to the falls. This is one of my favorite places to visit when it's warm out. The falls are amazingly gorgeous as the river is crystal clear, great for swimming and exploring. The area around the falls in heavily trafficked and visited but you can get more privacy by hiking down stream. Love love love this place!
Beautiful trail. We found it to be very easy to access and hike. We came in from the top on the MA side, I would not consider the hike moderate, I think even the most inexperienced hiker in average shape could manage it, the trail is a gradual 300 ft incline over 4/10 of a mile, there are built in stairs and rock steps. A short walk for a lazy afternoon. We actually hiked down deeper and found a private swimming hole, very serene spot to read and cool off.