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blueBlack Bear Creek

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6.1 mile 9.9 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 863' 263 m
Descent: -1,182' -360 m
High: 11,010' 3,356 m
Low: 9,859' 3,005 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Adam Kagy

A steady climb to get to a seemingly never ending downhill.

Adam Kagy

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Start by running down the Flag Creek singletrack. After three miles you'll cross a compacted gravel "bridge." Shortly after this you'll enter the dark timber where your next right turn is. There is a small sign here marking the Bear Creek Trail.
If you come to a road crossing, youve gone too far. Take the right trail, cross a creek and climb up another creek drainage. This trail climbs, sometimes steeply, into an open marshy area. Veer right here, passing an old closed trail on the left, and climb to the dirt road. GO LEFT on this road. (The singletrack straight ahead leads up to the Reno Ridge trail. Dont be tempted!) Follow the road three quarters of a mile to where it forks, go right and then run straight ahead and over a dirt berm and across a road onto the signed continuation of the Bear Creek Trail.

Get ready for a nice downhill! This section has been reworked lately as well and is in the best shape that I've ever seen it. There are a few rough spots towards the bottom, but mostly its buffed all the way down. About 3 and 1/2 miles down, the Deadmans Gulch trail turns right.

Another option for an even bigger run or shuttle is to turn left onto Deadman Gulch to Forest Service road 744.2C which puts you very close to the start of Doctor's Park trail.

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