Bear Mountain Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bear Mountain, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Steep inclines up to Bear Mtn summit - features incredible views
You won't need the StairMaster after doing this hike. a great workout...with great views as a reward.
I hiked it last year in winter of 2015 in January and it was a lot of fun, great sceneries and challenging stone steps to climb up and down. I would highly recommend it for the novice and the avid one. its all up to the hiker to take the harder way around the mountain. Good luck and happy exploring.
Easy walk up a well developed path and some on the road, will get you a little out of breath but nothing too strenuous. Nice view from the summit with the NY skyline in the distance.
Great trail only bad part was major welsch trail did not have enough red blaze markings! Ended up finally making it down in the pitch black to route 6 lucky we didnt have to be rescued, but we all survived including my lil chi pug. I would not recommend hiking this at the end of the trail start here then go down the spiral path