ElevationAscent: 1,549' 472 m
Descent: -1,548' -472 m
High: 2,313' 705 m
Low: 768' 234 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)
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“A rigorous climb to highest peak in Connecticut—Bear Mountain!”— Dave Gomula
Family Friendly The trail and distance is fairly easy so the entire family can enjoy, and there is a flattened pyramid on top to climb! Recommended for older children who are comfortable with a couple hours of hiking
Traveling south on Route 41, there is parking about 1.5 miles on your right. The trailhead is clearly marked. From the trailhead, hop on the Under Mountain Trail and follow it as it ascends, crossing a few streams in the process.
You'll pass Paradise Lane campground and trailhead which make a loop possible.
Take a right once you reach AT. Scramble over the rocks and enjoy the many views, and soon you'll have reached a large flattened pyramid that marks the summit. Climb up and enjoy the view!
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