Bear's Den

0.3 Miles
Time to Hike: ~9 minutes
March 05, 2018
February 21, 2019

Bear's Den is located in New Salem Massachusetts and offers stunning views of an often overlooked waterfall and an old mill site.

This short 0.25 to 0.3 mile moderate trail leads from the road into the reservation and immediately splits. A left-hand path heads towards the gorge and waterfall; while the right-hand path leads to the lower portion of the gorge and the old mill.

The trail does loop back to itself, however heading left on the trail is the easiest way to hike it. There are several small caves located in the gorge along the granite cliffs. The trail area is open and well maintained, a perfect setting for a meal and some time by the water. Swimming is discouraged.

Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Dogs are allowed on this trail.

View more trails near New Salem, MA


Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Surface Type




Blaze Dot

57 '

Total Change
44 '

65 '

Bear's Den default picture

Photo Albums

Hiked it? Upload pictures from the trail

2 Trip Reports

Hiked it? Add a Trip Report
0.3 miles
Trail added
March 05, 2018
Updated on
February 21, 2019
0.3 miles
June 17, 2019
Great day

Find Hiking Trails Near Me:

Map of MyHikes' trails in North America

Weather Forecast

In New Salem, MA

Explore Hiking Trails

New Hikes

Bake Oven Knob via Appalachian Trail
Wayside Memorial Picnic Area
Square Timber Trail
Brooks Run Falls

Before you leave...

MyHikes is an indie web platform aimed to make exploring public trails easier for everyone. The site has no investors and is owned and operated by one person, Dave Miller / Admin. We share trails, hikes, and backpacking trips on the interwebs for the fun of it and believe that public trail information should be free and accessible to the public.

It takes a lot of time 🕦, money 💰, and effort (including espresso shots ☕) to run MyHikes, including exploring , mapping , and publishing new trails with high-quality content, adding new site features, and site maintainance and moderating. We simply ask that if you find our content helpful or useful when planning your next adventure that you consider making a small donation to help keep the site running.

You can become a Supporter* (*MyHikes user account required) to unlock perks for as little as $0.83/month with a 1-time non-recurring payment 😎 Or you can simply Donate any amount without a MyHikes user account. Otherwise, telling your friends about MyHikes is the next-best thing to a donation - both quick and free 😄

Thanks for visiting MyHikes and have a great hike! ✌
- Dave
MyHikes Founder / Admin