Bear Mountain Trail

MODERATE 9 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.

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

kid friendly

hiking

forest

lake

views

hiking
5 days ago

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.

22 days ago

hiking
8 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

hiking
Monday, December 28, 2015

hiking
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, July 26, 2012

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!