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.
Hike itself was average and not much vertical climb. What made this four stars is the view from the top. Can see East, South, and West if you explore the summit a bit. Catskills, Taconics, Hudson Valley are all visible as well as sunrise/sunset.
Drove past trailhead since it was not marked. Thick vegetation at beginning, and spooked a large deer. Rattlesnake on rocks of roundtop. Steep rocky scramble, but short distance. Plenty of good views along the way, just not from the summit. Pretty, secluded, and quiet hike.
This was a great hike. The trail can is pretty steep and rocky on the way up. The views at the top were amazing. Not as steep coming back down if you follow the All Trails map but lots of loose rock. You definitely want a good pair of hiking boots probably with ankle support.