How to get there:
The most convenient starting point is perhaps the
parking area at NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
at the west end of Table Mesa Road (Intersecting Broadway
a bit south of Baseline) Route description:
There are several trails. I prefer the trail that heads up
Bear Canyon, then gently turns left and ascends the west ridge
connecting to the peak itself. The return hike can be taken more
directly down Fern Canyon for a nice loop. One can also climb
this peak from the south via Shaddow Canyon.
This peak has a very nice view of Boulder. It is also the nicest
peak that sits right up from the flat city of Boulder. I have
hiked it at least 5 times. With Steve McCormick, solo, with
Max Dryja, family trip, and with Arnt Flatmo.
The highest local peak is South Bear Peak. There does not seem to be any
trail connecting to it and somehow I never hiked the short distance across.