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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Note:  The Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, the starting point of this hike, has temporarily been converted to a COVID-19 testing area and is inaccessible to hikers.  Until the area is reopened to the public, you should choose a different hike.

This hike circles Bear Mountain on a mostly level route (although there are several climbs and descents). It offers attractive...

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April 11, 2014
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Bridge?
<p>Is this&nbsp;the bridge that is listed&nbsp;as BRIDGE OUT, No Crossing&nbsp;on the 2012 Trail Map 119 Fourteenth Edition that&nbsp;&nbsp;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!</p>
tenkmaniacs
May 08, 2013
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Thank you so much!!
<p>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! :)</p>
RachyLovesRattys
May 08, 2013
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A.T. has been relocated; description has been updated
<p>The A.T. in the area where you got lost has been relocated recently.&nbsp; This changes the&nbsp;route of the hike, but the description of the hike had not yet been updated when you did the hike.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; The hike description has now been updated to reflect the new reroute of the A.T.</p>
Daniel Chazin
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