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Bear Rocks via Appalachian Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Andreas, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Length 8.8 mi Elevation gain 774 ft Route type Out & Back

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

No dogs

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Reviews (122)
Photos (426)
Recordings (98)
Completed (307)
Matt Frank
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HikingBugsMuddyRockyScramble

For those about to rock we salute you. The majority of the trail is pretty rocky and you’re going to do a fair bit of scrambling. I took the extra trail to Bake Oven since it was a nice day. If you’ve been to Knob before, you’ll like the views on this hike a lot more. Also watch out for snakes on and around the rocks, saw a beautiful Copperhead catching some sun.

Andrea Damone
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BackpackingRockyScramble

The “scramble” is fine if you’re only doing a day hike with water and granolas but if you’re carrying a 40lb backpack, the scramble can be challenging. It’s actually intense if you’re carrying a heavy pack. There are a few spots where you’re balancing on wobbling rocks along the edge of steep drops. So at the top of the ridge I would say this section is hard with a pack on. More than half the trail is very rocky. Also the water source at the bottom of the trail is dried out so you have to keep following the dried stream bed and you’ll get to the second source. It’s a little white pipe. Still a very enjoyable hike with lots of nice camping spots along the way. Wasn’t super crowded either.

Jessica Gambirasi
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HikingRockyScramble
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Eric Dami
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HikingOff trailRocky

Nice trail and very rocky

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Tommy Cosgriff
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HikingRockyScramble

Awesome hike definitely tires you out did it in about five hours

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Tory Miksiewicz Clugston
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HikingRockyScramble
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Michael Tyrie
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HikingRocky

Long rocky trail through the woods for 2 spots with nice lookouts

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Aaron F
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HikingRockyScramble

If you love rocky trails, this hike will not disappoint. Multiple camp sites along it. Great views from the rocks. Saw people hiking with dogs for the first two miles or so, but afterwards it was too rocky and required too much scrambling for dogs.

David Meehan
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HikingRockyScramble

We started from the parking lot for Bake Oven Knob and hike up to the knob which is a very very rocky trail. Pretty standard for Pennsylvania trails. Nice views from the knob though some people might be put off by all the painted graffiti. Then we hiked west along the AT to Bear Rocks which require you to scramble up a collection of rocks. It was a fun activity and if you watch where you place your hands and feet it should be pretty doable for most hikers. The rocks are only about 2 miles west of the parking area so is pretty accessible for most ages.

Brad Gustas
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HikingRocky

It’s rocky.

Sierra Spirit
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HikingRocky
Joseph Coffin
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BugsOff trailRocky

multiple paths to take from parking lot location, good opportunities for off trail exploring, a lot of trash so consider bringing a bag for cleanup

James Rowan
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HikingRocky
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Tyler Long
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Hiking

Great workout, very rocky. Not too many people, nice views, though tough to climb bear rocks. Worth the trip

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David Cooney
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Hiking

Great place to start if you are new to hiking. Trail start is already set to elevation so you don’t have to huff it to 1,100 ft. Good ebbs and flows. Plenty enough campsites if you want a short hike into the woods. Works well if you don’t have a lot of time to plan something big.

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Joshua McGreevy
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HikingRockyScramble
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Ryan Calhoun
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HikingRocky
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