Circular Hike Around Bear Mountain

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

Circular Hike Around Bear Mountain - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin Circular Hike Around Bear Mountain - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin Circular Hike Around Bear Mountain - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin Circular Hike Around Bear Mountain - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin Circular Hike Around Bear Mountain - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin Circular Hike Around Bear Mountain - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This loop hike circles Bear Mountain, passing through the Trailside Museum and Zoo and crossing Popolopen Creek on a footbridge, with panoramic views.

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This hike circles Bear Mountain on a mostly level route (although there are several climbs and descents). It offers attractive views and passes scenic lakes, reservoirs and streams - as well as the Trailside Museum and Zoo.

From the parking area, walk back along the entrance road until you reach a gravel road on the right blocked off with a gate. Turn right and follow this road, marked...

Prepare For Your Hike

Let's Go

Trip Reports

rate experience
April 11, 2014
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Bridge?
Is this the bridge that is listed as BRIDGE OUT, No Crossing on the 2012 Trail Map 119 Fourteenth Edition that  goes over the Popolopen Creek via the PG T-T 77W and 79 trails? I will be hiking these trails with a group this Sunday and just want to be sure it is possible to cross the creek in this location. Thanks so much!
tenkmaniacs
May 08, 2013
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Thank you so much!!
Thank goodness it wasn't just my lack of direction! I'm usually pretty good out there! Thank you so much for clairifying! I can't wait to go attempt this hike again! :)
RachyLovesRattys
May 08, 2013
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A.T. has been relocated; description has been updated
The A.T. in the area where you got lost has been relocated recently.  This changes the route of the hike, but the description of the hike had not yet been updated when you did the hike.  I know where you made the wrong turn -- you went the wrong way on the 1777W Trail, which is understandable, given the fact that the directions in the hike description were no longer accurate.  The hike description has now been updated to reflect the new reroute of the A.T.
Daniel Chazin
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