We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Review Highlights
Bucket list item check

Very well-marked trails. I went counter-clockwise so had to go up the steeps near the top. Which... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2020
Chris S
,
Tolland,CT
Highest Peak in Connecticut

I’ve had Bear Mountain on my “hiking to-do list” for quite some time. Knowing it was the highest... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2020
Andres C
,
Newington, Connecticut
via mobile
Read all 11 reviews
  
Reviews (11)
Filter reviews
11 results
Traveller rating
7
3
1
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
Traveller rating
7
3
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews highest peak rock pile saturday morning left early underwhelming trail connecticut paradise hiking view summit
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
9 - 11 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2014

You have to know the secret for finding the trail head on a dirt road running across the ridge. About a 20 minute level walk after the unmarked parking lot meets with the Appalachian Trail where you turn left to join. After a while of climbing you begin to see the view including Twin Lakes CT. During the right time int he summer (July?) look for wild blueberries near the summit.

Date of experience: September 2014
6  Thank Ted S
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Bear Mountain is the highest peak (not point) in CT. A great 6 mile hike is from the Undermountain Trail off Rt. 44 in Salisbury. You take the Undermountain Trail to the Appalchian Trail North up Bear Mountain with its great views of the Berkshires. Keep going north to the Paradise Lane trail that will take you back to the Undermoutain trail and back down. Truley a classic New England hike

Date of experience: July 2013
6  Thank Norey
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.