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Great hike with my daughter. Excellent views and lots of nature. On our way down, 100 meters off the trail we saw a large man like animal eating berries from a Bush. It wasn't until later that we realized we had seen big foot. Great hike.

A great quick loop that offers a moderate workout.

hiking
19 days ago

Turned right towards Paradise lane, came up the back, a little longer and harder, first time out hope to return soon.

I went last week and it was great! nice little view!

Did this going from lions head to bear mountain in December. Light snow, a bit icy and windy but definitely worth the view for a CT hike. My dog and I were able to take our time and enjoy the view. Took about 5 hours all around including stops

trail running
27 days ago

Trail was in great shape. Beautiful views from the top.

I went last week. Usually I enjoy this trail because it’s easy and beautiful and lightly hiked. Last week, I pulled about 20 ticks off my dogs after the hike. It’s the only place in New Hampshire I’ve been that is absolutely loaded with tIcks.

on Bear Mountain Trail

1 month ago

tough for an amateur like me
but I DID IT!!!!

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best hikes I've done. Very difficult at some points but it's balanced with easy spots. Great view.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike, didn't take too long, but the trail isn't just poorly marked -- for the most part it isn't marked at all. Very frustrating at the start. We didn't encounter another hiker, just a biker at the start and a walker with his dogs at the end.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, trails were slightly hard to keep track of. Beware if you have a dog, I pulled 7 ticks off of mine.

hiking
2 months ago

I tried Bear Mountain Trail as an introduction to hiking in CT. I am only moderately fit and only had tennis shoes to wear. The people were so friendly, and both of my 15-20 LB dogs were able to complete the trek. The views were spectacular and there were plenty of logical spots to stop and rest/refuel as needed. We also had cell reception for the bulk of the hike. Parking was the only challenge and you have to take a dirt road to get to where we parked.

Nice route and very dog friendly. The views looking out to Manchester are a nice plus.

Couldn’t find it! We walked on every trail we could find and we kept getting further away from the map no matter which way we went. Ran into another family having the same problem. After half an hour we gave up and as I drove away I noticed a smaller parking lot further up mountain road that had a sign for white dot trail. That one looks like it would have taken us straight to the summit. We might come back to check it out someday...but there are definitely better, easier to follow trails out there!

on Catamount Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail, however not marked very well. We saw several lady slippers along our way. The trail ( 1 mile trail) leading to the main trail had several bikers but once on the main trail (Catamount trail), there was no one but us hiking. I rated this trail a 4 star due to poor signage.

Pretty nice workout for a short hike. Trails are very well marked. Beautiful view up top! Took exactly an hour roundtrip to the parking lot.

The walk was comfortable and the views were amazing.

great trails all around the mountain. shannons trail was the one took most of the way but the gregg is nice too. good views throughout.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! Took my dog, she had a great time and we got some good exercise! Be cautious of a few downed trees in certain parts of the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy hike a few miles from home

hiking
3 months ago

I have done this hike multiple times. If you want to do some light rock scrambling to the summit, bear to the right just after the trail marker for the campsite.

Great short mountain hike. There are couple steep spots to get a good workout, but it is a relatively easy hike for a “mountain”. You can get up to the top a couple different ways. As you drive up mountain road there are multiple pull offs to park at. The trail is marked with red dots, but there a couple spots you might get off the main trail onto a social trail. We took our dog and she loved it. Took about an hour, maybe a bit more to do the whole thing. There is a great view of Manchester off to the East. And for any of the pokemon go players, there a few pokestops on the trail and even a gym at the top! Haha!

enjoyed this trail very much. steady climb on the blue to the AT, then gentle rise to the summit.

hiking
3 months ago

Steep on the telephone trail

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful spring day. A bit muddy in places but I'll take that over work any day!

hiking
4 months ago

Great loop. Nice trails and view at the top. Went south-north in early April and the north side from the summit down to Sage's Ravine/Paradise Lane is basically just a sheet of ice-- definitely wouldn't go without crampons and maybe some trekking poles for balance. Looks like it'll get worse with melting/refreezing until it finally warms up. Also keep an eye out on Paradise Lane-- the blazes are pretty far apart and there's a section of the trail where fallen tree limbs/overgrowth have pretty much completely obscured the trail. Took about 3 hours total.

hiking
4 months ago

Great medium effort hike. Nice views. I would not recommend going down the north side without crampons until end of winter. It is an ice fall now.

Amazing trail

Great trail, well marked. My wife and I are from the Jersey Shore and the thinner air did take a small toll on us. Beautiful sights and great hike after driving 3 hours to get there. Should have stretched a little more.

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