Bear Mountain Loop via Major Welch Trail and...

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

This loop hike climbs Bear Mountain on the Major Welch Trail and descends on the Appalachian Trail, passing a number of panoramic viewpoints.

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Anthony's Nose from the Major Welch Trail along Hessian Lake. Photo by Daniel Chazin.From the...

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September 15, 2016
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Trip Reports

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September 18, 2016
My husband and I completed this hike in 2 1/2 hrs. Quite enjoyable. I'd say the first half is a bit strenuous but the trip down is not strenuous at all. Several pretty look-out points.
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June 13, 2016
Great descriptions above and a pretty well marked trail. A few hiccups on the vertical acesnt where you can't readily see a trail marker but not that big a deal.
V_Cioni's picture
June 07, 2016
The short answer is yes, only two styles of markers for a loop utilizing the Major Welch Trail with the red ring on white markers and the 2"x6" white rectangles for the Appalachian Trail (AT for short
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