Bear Mountain Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Bear Mountain Trail is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Cooper Landing, Alaska that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

lake

views

2 months ago

Great short trail with just enough elevation to feel like you got a little workout and such a beautiful rewarding view at the end. High places overlooking Skilak Lake truly are breathtaking.

4 months ago

Great short hike. About the steepness of Skyline, but much shorter. You can get to the top in about 25 minutes if you keep a good pace.

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6 months ago

Beautiful scenic views going up the mountain. It’s extremely muddy and icy beginning of the season so I’d say best time to go is in the summer. It was a short easy hike (some parts are inclined)with amazing views. Careful for bears though. Hence the name. We had to stop and turn around because of a bear sighting from a previous hiker.

11 months ago

Good quick hike with nice view.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

one of my favorite trails here in Cooper Landing. Easy yet breathtaking views.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Decent trail, modest hike on the shorter and easier side.
It has the name it does for a reason, just be aware.
Fun, short, has a couple camping spots at the summit.
Fairly kid and dog friendly.

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our fall hike on the lightly used Skilak Lookout trail (Bear Mtn trail is a nearby 1 mile loop which we have yet to do). Hike is on the easy side of moderate. Stretches of the trail can be rather wet so it's a good idea to wear waterproof hiking shoes and expect to get a little muddy. Also bear in mind the weather can change quickly in this region. We started off peeling layers in an unusually warm afternoon and a little over an hour were later were donning them all and looking for raincoats and protection from the chilly wind.

hiking
Friday, March 25, 2016

I would consider this a moderate trail, not easy bc it was a climb. But the views at the top are priceless. Beautiful views of the lake and mountains. You can never get enough of that glacier teal waters. Q

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

We completed this trail last week. Absolutely one the most beautiful short trails there existing. We saw a mama black bear and two cubs at the beginning of the trail. They were far enough off for us to get through. The beginning is through a forested area, so the mosquitoes are many, then they slack off a lot. The views are unforgettable, and I will add some pictures. Enjoy!

hiking
Thursday, June 28, 2012

The trip to get here is worth it! The hike is not that difficult. The views are absolutely breathtaking. Be aware if bear season. Also check the weather beforehand. Trails are very slick if wet and cloud cover can obstruct view. however, still incredible and worth it!

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2 months ago

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Monday, August 14, 2017

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Saturday, June 03, 2017

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Monday, August 15, 2016

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Monday, December 28, 2015

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Thursday, July 26, 2012