Black Bear Mountain Trail

MODERATE 99 reviews
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Black Bear Mountain Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
853 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Moderate climb from inlet

hiking
4 hours ago

hiking
2 days ago

Not a difficult hike. Ok for dogs and kids. There are 2 trail options. The yellow trail is a little longer, but easier if you have small kids with you. The other trail has a couple spots where you have to climb a couple boulders, but not difficult at all. Decent view at the top.

hiking
6 days ago

8 days ago

Incredible view from the top. Challenging walk

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11 days ago

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15 days ago

Great one for kids. Takes about 3hrs round trip, blue up/yellow down, including some time on the summit. Most of the hike, except the last maybe quarter mile is easy. The last bit up the blue trail is a fun scramble to the top. Excellent views too.

hiking
16 days ago

17 days ago

I enjoyed this hike. I chose the yellow trail at the fork (left). It was muddy, but well trafficked. The view from the summit is great. Be prepared to do some climbing. Good time!

18 days ago

Great hike today. Gets tricky w boulders if you take right trail (blue).at fork. Came back down yellow. Great views!

hiking
19 days ago

Very fun

21 days ago

My new favorite hike. take the trail to the right at the fork and you'll be crawling up boulders, very fun.

hiking
21 days ago

23 days ago

Beautiful view, not too crowded. Two trailheads to different trails at parking lot, take the one farthest to right near highway

30 days ago

Beautiful views of 7th lake and blue Mt

hiking
1 month ago

Taking the right fork takes you to a good rock climb. Was a great time and some good views!

hiking
1 month ago

The hike is longer than Bald & Rocky, so it doesn't get as much traffic. Out of the 3, Black Bear is my favorite. I like the fact that there's usually less people and I love all the lookout spots.

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