Don’t end your hike with a parking ticket

To avoid congestion and potentially dangerous situations, parking on the shoulder of Route 73 between Chapel Pond and the Rooster Comb trailhead is off limits. Parking on the shoulder of the road near the Cascade Mountain trailhead is also off limits. Shuttles are available. read more

Bear Run

  • Route 73

Hike Features

Ponds / Lakes

Primary Trailhead: From the intersection of Route 73 and Route 86 in Lake Placid follow Route 73 toward Keene. Drive through Keene and Keene Valley and Into St. Huberts. Locate the High Peaks Trailhead for the AMR on the right and park here. 

Bear Run is a short spur trail off the Cathedral Rock Loop Trail, please see Cathedral Rock and Pyramid Falls for more information on this trail. 1.6 miles from Lake Road along the Cathedral Rock Trail lies this fun and exciting short spur trail. A small pool rests at the intersection and you will follow a tall sheer cliff toward Bear Run. Bear Run is a narrow rock cut into the side of the mountain. The trail passes through the rocky shoot and up to a nice overlook. Be very careful as you climb and descend this rocky section, it can be slippery and is quite steep. 

Round Trip Distances:

0.6 miles, spur trail only