Beartown Gap Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,416' 432 m
Descent: -7' -2 m
High: 3,659' 1,115 m
Low: 2,250' 686 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)
“Mt. Equinox ascent from Beartown Gap.”— Greg Hammon
The trail is clearly marked with a sign that says "Equinox" with an arrow pointing south. It's a doubletrack because it's actually an old road, built in the late 19th century by Frank Orvis (brother of Charles, who founded the famous Orvis fishing supply company), along with the help of local Manchester residents.
The road proved difficult and expensive to maintain, and fell into disuse in the early 1900s. Still, it sees some foot traffic each year, and is easily followed if not consistently marked. After a little over 2 miles, you'll reach the intersection with Lookout Rock trail. To the north and east a little ways is a beautiful view of the town of Manchester. Continue south to the intersection with the Blue Summit Trail and ascend Mt. Equinox.
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Land Manager: Equinox Preservation Trust