Brooks Lake, with Bear Mountain in the background Brooks Lake, with Bear Mountain in the background

This easy loop hike circles scenic Brooks Lake.

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Although most hikes in Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks are rather strenuous, this hike — at the northern end of Bear Mountain State Park — is relatively easy. It circles the scenic Brooks Lake in a clockwise direction, following the Brooks Lake Trail, marked with red square-on-white blazes. There are many views of the lake and the surrounding mountains from the trail.

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June 19, 2024
narrow trails
This was an easy hike. You dont need a map because the trail loops the lake very closely. Unfortunately the trail is very narrow and you need to watch your step in some spots otherwise you're sliding into the lake.
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