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Black Bear Mountain Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Inlet, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 761 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

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Mark Guelzow
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Hiking

Great trail. Gorgeous view at the summit. I agree with the commenters before. Counterclockwise is much easier if you’re going to do the full loop. Children and pets should go the clockwise route and turn back at the summit.

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Ellen Hill
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HikingRockyScramble

Recommend going counter clockwise. The incline is rocky and difficult to climb, although easier than coming down that side. Worth the views!

Chandler Loyd
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HikingBugsRocky
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Liz Chapman
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Hiking

Great hike. Completed this one counter clockwise. Glad we did. There is some challenging terrain on the incline on blue. Had to lift my dogs up to my other friend. Great hike overall. Little muddy on the descent with some slippery spots where I lost footing. Don't let the full parking lot discourage you, most people were on rocky mountain.

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Jessica Noble
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HikingMuddyRocky
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Ed B
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HikingBugs

Great hike during a rainy day, we barely got wet under the full canopy but there were lots of bugs the whole way. Great hike!

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Stephanie Kendrick
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HikingRocky

This is a great mountain hike. Near the top it turns into more climbing than walking. You may need someone with you to help you climb up large boulders. Once at the top, the summit is pretty large with multiple different spots to rest and take in the view. Took us about two hours round trip w/ a break at the top.

Jessica McHugh
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Hiking

Very Easy and fun trail. Perfect for families and dogs.

Erin Hayner
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Hiking

The longest of the Fulton Chain Trifecta. We did this one last. Beautiful views on this hike at the summit and several overlooks...but finding which one is the actual summit was a tad tricky. Thankfully there is a summit marker. These trails are really very badly eroded and need a break.

Erin Lopata
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Hiking

Great hike! Some wet spots, but could easily be maneuvered around. We went up the yellow and down the blue trail, so the way up was very much a gradual incline. No bugs. Beautiful views from multiple spots towards the top. Would love to do this in the fall just for the view with all the foliage!

Matthew Sweeting
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HikingMuddy
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James Lamont
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky
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Elizabeth Grove
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Hiking

Really enjoyed this hike! We went up the blue trail and down the yellow for a loop and it was perfect: a steeper ascent with some scrambles, beautiful views from the summit, and a lovely hike down and around. The beginning of the trail is very muddy and people have formed a side trail that goes around the muddy actual trail. If people are descending the blue trail while you’re climbing up there’s not a lot of room for you to step off the trail to maintain social distancing so keep a look out above you. We did this on the same day as the two other peaks in the Fulton Chain Trifecta and it was wonderful.

John Jackson
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Hiking

Trail is in great condition, just a little wet on the first incline in from the road. Black files weren't bad. Pretty busy on 5/24.

Sara Walls
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

The yellow trail is great for dogs. The blue boy so much. Mine made it but he’s a talented hiker and very athletic and still struggled coming down blue in places. Great views

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Deborah Nicotera
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Great hike today! Went up the Blue trail and down the yellow! Breathtaking views at the top and on the yellow trail on the way down. A little buggy at the summit so bring some bug spray. Overall a wonderful way to spend the day with my mountain dog!

Rob Rivera
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HikingBugsMuddyRockyScramble

Very good hike. Bring bug spray and a little cortisone for the flies! Muddy areas were moderately easy to get around. Decent hiking shoes will be worth bringing over sneakers on this one. Beautiful view from the top. Also, be sure to take the blue trail up (to the right at the juncture) and yellow down. Also, this is an excellently marked trail.

Nick Surprenant
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Great trail to hike for a few hours. Went in from the Uncas Rd. trail. Pretty muddy in some spots but was always a way around it. Up and down in just under 3 hours. Decent view at the top and would be beautiful during the fall peak!

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