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Bear Creek Canyon Road Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 145' 44 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 2,800' 854 m
Low: 2,656' 810 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Luke Brisk

A short trail connecting to the Patch Ridge Wilderness.

Luke Brisk

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

There is a small parking lot for roughly 10 vehicles where you find a clearly marked trailhead that will start you on journey. Things start off easy and flat until you reach the Bear Creek about 0.25 miles in. Here you'll need to ford your way through the river which, depending on rain fall and or snow melt, can sometimes, though rarely, be challenging.

After the crossing the river, the trail is not marked well so be sure to bear right and stay between the barbed wire fences on either side until you reach the Patch Ridge Wilderness at the 0.5 mile point where the marking improves dramatically. Shortly thereafter, you'll cross the paved access road before connecting to Bear Canyon Trail #29.

Flora & Fauna

Cactus everywhere!

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#776

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Bear Creek Crossing after the snow and heavy rain fall
Mar 6, 2019 near Catalin…, AZ
Rocky doubletrack north of Bear Creek
Mar 6, 2019 near Catalin…, AZ

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