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Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail

Extremely Difficult

Trail

22.7 mile 36.5 kilometer point to point
82% Runnable
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 4,950' 1,509 m
Descent: -5,099' -1,554 m
High: 1,267' 386 m
Low: 170' 52 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 76% (37°)

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Leashed
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Trail shared by W P

The entire Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail.

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Avoid rainy days. Cliff scrambling will get dangerous. Avoid bringing a dog unless she/he is incredibly athletic and has a Help'em Up type harness that you can help with both front and the back side lifting.

Runner Notes

Bring a water filter to replenish your bottles/reservoirs. This trail is with many scrambling opportunities, and possibly more hiking than running.

Description

An eponymous trail from Suffern to Bear Mountain. Going from south to north will grant you a nice finishing place to relax at the Bear Mountain Inn. Expect a long and rocky trail with many scrambling opportunities and some challenging ups and downs the entire length of the trail. At just under 23 miles in length, the full trail is a long and strenuous undertaking, but if you don't want to run the entire trail point to point, there are options to connect to many other trails in Harriman State Park and Bear Mountain State Park to create loop runs.

Flora & Fauna

Deer. Snakes. Ferns. Hawks. Buzzards.

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Morning mist
Sep 27, 2019 near Fort Mo…, NY
A nice view along the trail
Apr 15, 2018 near Wesley…, NY
Third Reservoir
Sep 27, 2019 near Thiells, NY
Panoramic view of NYC skyline
Sep 27, 2019 near Montebello, NY

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