“A tougher alternative to the Bergen Peak Trail, this trail is consistently steep with switchbacks.
— Mikhaila Redovian
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The park is closed an hour after sundown to an hour before dawn.
This trail is very steep with exposed rocks and roots. This is a great trail for hill training!
From the Elk Meadow parking lot, take the Sleepy S Trail
to the Meadow View Trail
, and continue on for about three miles. If you reach the Founder's Trail
, you've gone a little too far.
This trail continues west from the Mountain View Trail and offers an alternate route to the Bergen Peak Trail
, though the Too Long Trail is steep, with a ton of switchbacks. Once you've summited Bergen Peak, the descent is quick, and demands full attention.
Flora & Fauna
Bergen Peak is consistently home to elk and deer, and coyote and mountain lions have occasionally been sighted.