Bear Creek Trail (#666)

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2.0 Miles 3.2 Kilometers

 

68% 

Runnable

Singletrack

1,392' 424 m

Ascent

-4' -1 m

Descent

8,482' 2,585 m

High

7,094' 2,162 m

Low

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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A steep trail following Bear Creek and connecting High Drive to Jones Park.

Jason Doedderlein

Overview

Example: Closed May 6-July 12 for elk calving.
Example: This route towers above Queenstown and offers a rare opportunity to ascend a lofty New Zealand peak via a well-trodden hiking route.

Expect a seriously steep hike along exposed ridgelines with panoramic views gracing the entire route.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Waterfall
Dogs: Leashed

Need To Know

Example: There is very little shade after the first 2 miles, and the summer sun can be brutal. There are some rocky sections - careful of your ankles!

Runner Notes

Sections of this trail are very steep and will most likely need to be power-hiked.

Description

A gorgeous trail climbing steeply alongside Bear Creek. It has great views and amazing seclusion.

This trail will take you from the lower section of High Drive to Trail 667, the Jones Park area, Pipeline Trail, and Seven Bridges. Numerous connections and distances are possible if you're willing to do the work to get up it.

Flora & Fauna

Example: You will find vast wildflowers featuring Rocky Mountain Columbine from July-September. Marmots are easy to spot, and moose if you're lucky!

History & Background

Example: There are rusting remains at the tip of Heyward Point of a winch system that was once used to haul gas tanks from the water to a light beacon on the headland.

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