Bear Peak via NCAR

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Bear Peak via NCAR is a 5.8 mile out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2532 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

hiking
7 days ago

Trail was relatively clean, but had patches of snow/ice. Have to scramble on rock ledges to reach summit. Great views.

This hike is no joke. The elevation gain is intense. Having hiking poles did help. The scrambling and bouldering at the top had me a bit scared. The views at the top are amazing. As hard or harder than some 14ers I’ve done.

hiking
1 month ago

Being new to the area, I try and take advantage of every warm and sunny day possible! We started the hike around 11am and did not end up leaving the mountain until about 9pm.. Not because we got lost but because the weather was nearly perfect! Seriously, T-shirt weather at 8pm at night really makes for an interesting experience up on the mountain.. I will definitely be revisiting this hike in the future!! Extremely rewarding hike!!

hiking
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hiking
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