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Old 03-31-2016, 02:43 PM   #5
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No need to leave the campsite. Goto the end of the campsite road at the north end of the pond. I forget the site number but there is a marked trail that leads 0.2 mi from the campground to the West mt. trail. For a short easy flat hike, turn left and then make an immediate right onto the Shallow lake trail. You might get feet wet near the crossing of beaver brook but other than that its pretty straightforward. For a long and fairly steep at the end hike, turn right and follow the trail to West Mountain. Stop for a picnic lunch or a swim where the West Mt. trail meets Sucker Brook Bay. West doesn't have a 360 view but does offer a good overview of Raquette lake and the distant higher peaks. Mountain bikes will make the flat section of the West Mt. trail much more enjoyable.

Leaving the campsite, take the uncas road back toward Eagle bay. The Black Bear Mt. Trail is on the left a few miles west of the Campground. This goes up the backside of the mountain and is much less steep than the frontside approach described by others.
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