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Bear Mountain Major Welch is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bear Mountain, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,177 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

This is a direct, rugged, alternate route up Bear Mountain which is the north side of the extended loop trail. It is an in-out challenging scramble. Crampons are essential after snowfall. Fantastic views of the Hudson River Valley, with the great enclosed Perkins lookout tower on top. Trailhead on west side of Hessian Lake, parking at mountain lodges lot.

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