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Bear Canyon Trail

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A short but strenuous climb from Frijole Trail to the Bowl Trail.


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1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

58%

Runnable

7,975' 2,431 m

High

6,164' 1,879 m

Low

1,812' 552 m

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19%

Avg Grade (11°)

67%

Max Grade (34°)

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Don't underestimate this challenging trail! Although it is just under 2 miles in length, it packs quit the punch, climbing 1,800 ft. up Bear Canyon to a junction with the Bowl Trail. The trail is steep for most of its length, and you'll probably want to stop to catch your breath a couple times on the way up.

The first part of the trail heads through the canyon with the tall canyon walls towering above you. Once you gain a bit more elevation, the Bear Canyon Trail offers nice views looking along the north side of the canyon and down to the plains. Overall, there is a lot to see on this short trail, as long as you don't mind the leg-burning climb.

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Kristen Arendt

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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From the Bowl Trail, you can experience great views into Bear Canyon before joining the Bear Canyon Trail.
Apr 18, 2017 near Pine Sp…, TX
The Bear Canyon Trail passes under a "leaning boulder" in this section.
Apr 18, 2017 near Pine Sp…, TX
The Bear Canyon Trail offers nice views looking along the north side of the canyon and down to the plains.
Apr 18, 2017 near Pine Sp…, TX
Awesome colors jump out as we descend down the canyon.
Apr 18, 2017 near Pine Sp…, TX
Looking up at the sides of the canyon, you get a true sense of just how tall they are.
Apr 18, 2017 near Pine Sp…, TX
Guadalupe Mt hike on Bear Canyon Trail.
Mar 16, 2018 near Pine Sp…, TX

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