Bear Mountain was a beautiful place and it was fun. WARNING: THE SHORTLINE BUS WAS FREEZING. It was so cold that my legs and my friends' hands went numb. I was SO uncomfortable during the commute ... 更多>>
Bear Mountain was a beautiful place and it was fun. WARNING: THE SHORTLINE BUS WAS FREEZING. It was so cold that my legs and my friends' hands went numb. I was SO uncomfortable during the commute -- make sure you bring a jacket, even if it's 85 degrees out, it'll feel like it's 50 degrees in the bus.
Bear Mountain is a fun place to visit. Ordering the tickets through Take Tours was easy. You need to pick up the tickets at the booth when you arrive at Port Authority. Overall, it is fun and easy. I planned on going again to enjoy nature.
I went to this trip last Sat Sep 30th, 2017 with my fiance and my brother. At first, we had problems finding where to redeem the tickets, we didn't know the company that will transport us and no one at the Port Authority station knew about 'Take Tours''. We went to the information section and they told us that we have to go to ''Shortline'' to redeem the tickets, so we went there the line was super long which I suggest you to get there at least 30mints before departure time.
This self-guided trip was amazing, we totally loved it, we met amazing people during the hike to the top. Def worth it!
Great trip and experience. The bus ride up and back was good. The bus wasn't fully packed and minimal stops on the way up to Bear Mt. the way back however had more stops and pick-ups with resulted in a little over 2hr ride. Bear mountain is great. One of the major hiking terrain routes is man-made so it's pretty clear of debris. You follow rock steps up to the tower. This took us about 2.5 hrs up and back at a walking pace. Overall we had fun and would take the trip again.
Bus was on time, clean and comfortable. This is not a guided tour, just the bus ride. You need to redeem the tickets at the Shortlines Ticket counter in Port Authority Bus Terminus. The bus will drop you in front of the Bear Mountain Inn. Grab a trail map from the Inn reception, and start hiking. We hiked up the Appalachian Trail to the Perkins Tower (which is also the highest point, nice views) and came back down the Major Welch trail. Trails are well marked, but certain sections (especially on MW trail) can be tough for novices. Better check with the nice people at the Inn or fellow hikers for suggestions. The Inn has a basic cafe and a restaurant. We may stay there a night next time. Overall good trip!