Explore the most popular Wild Flowers trails in Bear Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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off trail
rocky
2 days ago

Lovely hike. One really steep section but the rest is very manageable and kid friendly and the steep section comes about 1/3rd in.

hiking
9 days ago

Short and sweet, stunning views from the summit. Some light rock scramble, but very manageable :)

lots of man made stairs definitely a great way to get the heart pumping.

Before to remain on the red trail— if u go onto the blue trail does not leave you back at the beginning of trail

hiking
scramble
21 days ago

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icy
rocky
scramble
29 days ago

Amazing sunrise hike! Highly recommend! We did the full loop and the north side of the mountain is very rocky and currently very icy.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Such a beautiful hike. Definitely pretty difficult to get up, but the view all the way down is unlike any other I've seen. It's wide open, windy, and so peaceful. Definitely give this hike a try!

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

Agree with the person who said to park at 288 mine rd — the coordinates given by alltrails takes you to a lot that is closed off by a gate with a sign that says “closed for the season

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great day hike trail, highly recommend! Took about 3 hours with stops to take pictures, etc. The views at the top are well worth the effort of the scrambles, etc. Recommend following below reviewers suggestions of 1777--yellow--yellow blue--blue white--white--1777... Gives you the ability to get the hard stuff out of the way early and enjoy the second half of the loop. Went in January so wet leaves made things more challenging but definitely would do again!

This is my favorite hike with the best view I have ever seen! Stairs ALL the way up, but they are well maintained and well built. It makes for a good workout up to the top. Before you get to the tower, there are multiple places to stop and enjoy amazing views. Instead of coming back down the stairs, we looped the trail and it was difficult coming down as it was extremely rocky, so be careful if you decide to go that way. We had two dogs with us, but they managed. I may recommend going back down the stairs if you are a beginner hiker, hiking with dogs, or don’t have the proper footwear. This hike/view is well worth all the stairs. Can’t wait to go back!

Amazing trail, very steep incline but totally worth it!

Had a great time

on The Torne

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great family hike (ages 9-15 all experienced, but doable for all ages). So you have options here. The parking area on Mine Rd is small with room for maybe 10 cars. We could not find the 2 trail entrance points. One is clear by the info kiosk and the other further up Mine Rd could not be spotted. We were advised to do the loop clockwise and that's what we did. As you head up the trail from the kiosk look for the blue blazes and take the one that veers off to the left (I'd say it is about 75 feet up past where you can pick up a walking stick.) That takes you straight up over many rock scrambles and somewhat challenging little climbs. Near the top we had some trouble getting up over the final steep climb. Instead we found a way around the left of it by hugging the rock edge and then getting to the more flat slabs at the top. A bit further and you are at the beautiful tribute to the fallen. Really breathtaking and meaningful. Views 360 for days. Leave your rock or memento and then head past the pile to continue on the blue trail along the slabs and eventually down. Use the ropes to descend as needed and follow blue all the way back to the kiosk. So your choice is: do you want to do the scramble and steep climbs or not? If not, just head right from the kiosk and come up the right side and then backtrack down. It reminded us of Pratt Rock and Storm King Mth/Butter Hill where you have a challenging start and then the descent around the loop is easier and you say to yourself, why didn't we just do the easy route there and back? Accept the challenge and go for it, but know you have two options! With multiple stops it took the fam about 2.5 hours to complete.

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over grown
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained, and well marked. Nice views in every direction from the upper elevations. We hiked on a dry day and it was great, but I think steep sections of the trail could get a little ugly when wet - a fair amount of lichen covered rocks that can be really slippery. Clockwise path was probably a little easier for us (steepest sections were up, and downs were longer gentler grades) Parking lot is small, but you can park on the road (make sure you get we beyond the lines) Christmas break crowd was reasonable, but may be more crowded other times of the year. Markers (in order for clockwise path from the parking lot); "1777" --> Yellow --> Yellow & Blue --> White --> "1777" (for the last 200m to the parking lot) Start to finish about 3 hrs. at a modest pace. Popular with the whole family, so we will likely do this one again sometime.

Great trail, wooded, seen deer up close, view on top just simply amazing

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Bear Mt has superb views from multiple spots! The numerous rock staircases up/down are great as well. The portion back down the mountain on this route is more maintained type of trail for tourists (wider, fine-gravel type), but the climb up is pretty narrow with many rock steps. The Perkins Memorial Dr up to the mountain is closed/gated at end of November, so if you want the place to yourself, go early during the winter for some great sunrise views (unless there is snow/ice all over the rocks)

hiking
icy
scramble
1 month ago

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