Bear Hill Preserve
Difficulty: 3 out of 10 (flat, easy stroll with optional rock-clambering)
Fees: Cheapskate alert! The price to hike here keeps going up (from three dollars in 2015). There’s now a seven-dollar (per hiker) day-use fee here (peak times only – other times, it’s free!), with no charge for hikers under 12. You can also get an annual pass for twenty-five bones. Money very well spent.
Highlights: chasm, clifftop views, rock formations, sweetness
Distance: 1.5 miles, Up-and-Back
Approximate roundtrip time: 2 Hours
Total ascent: 187 ft
Max elevation: 1,931 ft above sea level
This hike is for you if: You want to take an easy stroll to some awesome clifftop views with fun rock formations to explore.