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Bear Mountain, Salisbury

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#4 of 7 in Things to do in Salisbury
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Bear Mountain is a peak of the southern Taconic Mountains. It lies within the town of Salisbury, Connecticut, in the United States.

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  • Very well-marked trails. I went counter-clockwise so had to go up the steeps near the top. Which was better than going down them. The view from atop the rock pile at the top was great, had it not...  more »
  • I’ve had Bear Mountain on my “hiking to-do list” for quite some time. Knowing it was the highest peak IN Connecticut made it more exciting for me. There’s a mountain in Connecticut with a higher...  more »
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  • Great view been there many times
  • Frustrating hike with a lot of gnats and mosquitoes at the beginning and end. The saving grace is the 1.8 miles following the summit on the AT, which offered bug-free views and a decent breeze. I went counterclockwise from the split. If you plan on doing a loop, this would be the safer route as the scramble to the summit is a nice push before the view. It would also be fairly difficult going down for most people. Alternately, you could stay to the left at the split and just retrace your steps from the summit (you won't be missing out on any views by doing this).

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