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Great quick hike beautiful waterfall. There was a dusting of snow there today

11 days ago

Nice trek, even in winter. Some ice but plenty of rocks and roots to keep traction. The Pine Hill Trail up was great and is a work of art!! Wish I had some skis for the way down.

Great views. Short steep ascent, but would rate this more intermediate than hard.

Hiked up to the hut at the base of the ravine on 1/06/19, ended up in a mini blizzard but that was the best part, the beauty was breathtaking. Of course we had the right clothing and used spikes for the fresh snow. Lots of people to the hut, but most opted not to go on due to weather conditions, 105 mile winds reported at the top. Even at the hut they were about 30, the air changed right there and the temperature dropped to felt like 20 below. That was far enough for us!

Really great trail and would recommend in summer. We struggled in early January as most of the trail was solid ice

Short hike but great view. The watch tower was all locked up at top unfortunately when I went today

on Bear Mountain Trail

19 days ago

Easy climb

Great hike and view at the peak. There’s a man made rock formation you can climb on top and get a great view of at the peak. Went today and am glad we took others’ advice and went up Pleasant Lane Trail. We barely made it up it was so icy and a little dangerous, couldn’t imagine it being possible to make it down due to it being covered in ice. If you go out and back using the Appalachian it is pretty gradual the whole time, awesome hike.

Be in shape

Hiked on June 27. Nearly 8 hours with a 45 minute break at summit. Perfect weather, not windy. Note that Tuckerman’s ravine was closed once you got to the lion’s head trail, so that was the only option. On the return, the flies started chasing us and no amount of bug spray could deter them. Challenging, but lovely throughout with many views.

This is one my favorite hikes of all time! It begins in a hardwood forest, continues through and alpine zone, and finishes in a huge boulder field. It is by far the most complete hiking experience I’ve done on the east coast. I suggest starting early, if you plan on completing the entire loop before dark.

Visually it is a stunning trail. Once you get to the alpine zone you can see how the glaciers meticulously carved this landscape, years ago. The boulder field at the top of the mountain is other worldly and really takes some thought to get through. My buddy and I really had an adventure on this hike!

The last thing to consider is the weather. We did this trail in late July and had great weather until... the boulder field! When we reached this zone a storm rushed in bringing thick fog, hail, and a quick 20 degree drop in temperature. Make sure to layer and bring a hat and gloves, even in the summer.

1 month ago

Hiked this today. Icy up top be careful. Beautiful view and nice and cold just the way I like it.

Fun boulder scramble and great views!

Great hike. Dec 9,2018 had no snow but some icy sections and the leaves on the lower section up to and a little past the falls were treacherous (especially when mixed with black ice below). The 1st .8 miles is pretty steep. The upper section gentle. The falls in winter were nice, must be amazing in spring. Saw only 2 other people. Took 3 hours with a lot of picture taking, some snacks and a VERY slow descent on the icy leaves. Much slower than going up.

Great hike. Not difficult at all. A slow steady up at the beginning then moderate to flat until another short up section.

Plan a two or three day stay, the weather pattern changes by the hour.

A lovely hike with the rock scramble made a bit more challenging by the snow and ice. I think that area also makes it difficult for dogs.

Short trail, but a great view at the top!

1 month ago

Favorite hike for years, first hiked around 12yo

great place to get out and enjoy nature and great views

Super scenic! Easy reverse hike (downhill first). Pretty sure it’s only 1 mile total.

2 months ago

A very good hike. Very wet and muddy but I found it more a moderate hike rather than hard

2 months ago

Beautiful hike! The view is super nice on top (and can be a bit crowded). I would recommend to take Paradise lane trail to get up there as you will encounter a "wall" of rock to get to the view point. It will be easier on your body to climb this wall rather than go down on it. Can be done within 2-3h.

nice place easy walk to the falls . go during rainy period . the more water ,the better the falls looks .

Quick hike to the fire tower, which had beautiful views of the leaves changing! Definitely recommend wearing waterproof shoes because there are parts of the hike where you’re going through a stream or surrounding areas are muddied by the stream. Also it rained the day before we went so it was definitely more robust than usual

2 months ago

Definitely on the harder side of moderate, and especially dangerous with loose leaves everywhere. Don't underestimate the section by the waterfall. Can get quite wet in spots. Trail markings aren't consistently placed and we had to backtrack a couple times. Thankfully there weren't any snakes.

This is a beautifully rugged trail. The waterfall was much cooler in person, but it's been raining so it was really flowing. A good collection of views.The summit is unique and gorgeous. Definitely check out Bash Bish falls while you're here, it's close by and worth a visit. As of 11/4/18 the leaves are mostly past peak but it wasn't too bare.

Awesome must-do hiking experience.

2 months ago

I’ve hiked up to Bear Mountain many times but I normally take an in and out (Undermountain trail to AT to Bear Mountain then back down). Today we did this loop- Undermountain trail to Pleasant Lane to AT and back to Undermountain. Undoubtedly the loop was more fun. Right before the Bear Mountain summit there’s some great rock scrambling. If you’re going to do the loop I recommend going counter clock wise (up Pleasant Lane and down Undermountain) to avoid having to transverse down the rock scramble. The rocks are pretty wet and slippery but they weren’t difficult to climb, I would just prefer to climb up them rather than down. We’ve also had a lot of rain lately so it was a pretty wet trek overall. Views are amazing and well worth the hike.

2 months ago

This was a nice quick hike. It took my boyfriend and I about an 90 minutes to go up and come back down and we stopped a few times to give the couple ahead of us some time. It was pretty steep but levels off in a few areas. It was a little rocky but not too bad, I did it in my sneakers. The view from the fire tower is so pretty and it’s the only view so if you don’t want to go up the fire tower I wouldn’t recommend this one.

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