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Best trails in Bearpen Mountain State Forest

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Explore the most popular trails in Bearpen Mountain State Forest 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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#1 - Vly Mountain and Bearpen Trail
Bearpen Mountain State Forest
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 54 m
#2 - Bearpen Mountain Trail
Bearpen Mountain State Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
Hikers report that the trail follows private property - please stay on the marked path.Show more
#3 - Bearpen Mountain Snowmobile Trail
Bearpen Mountain State Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Park at the end of Heisinger Rd and take the snowmobile trail up to Bearpen summit - about 2.5 miles. Continue to follow the snowmobile trails SE from the summit towards Vly Mountain - about 1.5 miles. You'll get to an intersection with an old building marked with private property signs. On the SE side of the property you will find a set of blue blazes. Follow these blue blazes for roughly a mile to the summit of Vly Mountain. There's an orange canister at the top.Show more
#4 - Roundtop Mountain
Bearpen Mountain State Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
This is a relatively gentle Catskills hike that takes you to the "Bearpen" Roundtop mountain, not to be confused with Roundtop in Kaaterskill Wild Forest. This is a great hike for snowshoeing, and the summit section may require some bushwhacking, as the trails are under-used and overgrown. Old unmarked logging roads and snowmobile trails zigzag through this area, so be mindful of your recording to ensure you are on the right track. Just past the summit there is a ledge with nice views.Show more