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Bear Hill Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Randolph, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.3 miElevation gain387 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWildflowers
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Trail entrance is at the back of the grassy area to the left of the fire tower once you reach the parking area.

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Kayla Downs
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Kenny Bannister
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Hiking

Good day for walk

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Kevin Sullivan
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Lots of leaves in the fall made the trail a bit slippery. Overall very good.

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Jamie W
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Beautiful fall hike! Arrived around 2:30 pm and started up around 2:45pm with my 59 year old mom and 5 year old daughter. The gate is locked so it is an extra .7 mile walk up. The fire tower is the first thing you come to so we went up that and then started the loop. The leaves were a little slippery for my little one but it was an absolutely perfect day. :)

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David White
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It's handy if you are camping at Allis and want a quick walk. Down and up forest loop on a Vermont hill. Nice patches of ferns and hemlock. Fire tower by the start affords great views and has mountain identification signage.

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Nick Hall
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Fun trail.

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Jim Bastien
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Beautiful forested trail with a cool bear cave.

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Peter Mick
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Nice little bit of elevation change.

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Kayla Eccher
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This was a great hike. It was a short loop hike. There were no views although about halfway through there was a pretty cool bear cave to look at. The fire tower is at the beginning of the trail.

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Val Neuhausser
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Short loop hike, good workout. Tower is only view and it’s pretty good.

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Calli Stott
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No view on the trail. Tower is only view.

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Heather Clark
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Park is currently closed due to COVID 19.

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Heidi Wright
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Not a bad little loop to do. Took a moment to find the trail entrance, bugs were the worst but over all had a good time. Definitely worked my legs while having baby on the backpack.

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Valerie Lund
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Great hike we weren’t clear in what direction to go first. We ended up climbing the tower and enjoying the view before doing the loop. Hiked with a dog, & a friend who had a baby on on her back.

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Joyce Lee
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Well marked

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Lynda Connaughton
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Well marked trail. Will definitely go back. Was very icy, want to try it again when it not so slick. Love the tower and the signage that tells you what mountains you’re looking at, wish they all did.

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Alvah Stone
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Unfortunately, I relied upon the description at the top and shouldn't have. This isn't an out and back but a loop. I saw map and it shows it going out to the "X" and thinking that's the end. The X part is really nowhere special on the trail, you wouldn't know the top of the hill once you're there, it's just wooded area. It is marked by blue blazes and when I decided to check on my app where I was, I kept wondering where it went since it said it was an out and back. I thought maybe the trail had a second entrance from the road nearby but I was wrong. I spoke to the park manager and he showed me on the flyer that it was a loop. I went about half way and came back the way I came in and now wish I hadn't. This trail was a day trip for me and too far to think about going back. To get to the entrance of the trail, once you pull in to the parking area, the fire tower is just to your right. There is a grassy area to its left so go to the back of this grassy area and you'll see the sign. The trail has numbered markings which are stakes in the ground. Hopefully, you'll have grabbed a brochure at the park entrance before heading up to the parking area. The brochure explains what is next to the numbered stakes. The trail does have some undulation and a bit more elevation changes than I expected so though it's rated as easy, it's not like you're walking flat out like around a lake trail type. Nice view from the fire tower but on what I saw, no real scenic vista unless it was on the back half of the loop which I never did get to see.

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Eric Simpson
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Good with kids: enough vertical change to work up their appetite for lunch.

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Brian James
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Views from the fire tower are amazing. Kids really enjoyed it. Not difficult. We'll go back.

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Marina Spitkovskaya
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Nisa S
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Meagan Riley
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Heather Keefe
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Mark Noyes
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Lauryn S
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Robert Denoyer
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Katrina Coker
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