Lovit: Bear Mountain

4.33 out of 5
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↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 1,500 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Currently the trail ends at 6.5 miles on top of Bear Mountain, so it's an out and back ride. Serious switched back climbs on loose rock make this an advanced ride, but the scenery is great. Two stream crossing probably won't be ridden unless your initials are D. Macaskill.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (3)

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November 15, 2017
Jsemmler7 Granny Gear  
Review: I did this trail a few months ago with a friend. We went from Crystal Springs to Blakely Dam. There was a very steep climb that my rear tire (and legs) couldn't handle. If you're on XC tires, expect to be walking your bike up some of the climbs. Also, this trail is best ridden by someone who is in good physical shape. If ridden in the summer, beware of spiders. I will be riding this trail in the fall from now on. Overall, it was a quality trail. It was challenging, but rewarding to know I made it about half the length of the lake.


November 30, 2016
JODELL Gnarly  
Review: Moderate to strenuous ride. Great views. I rode Brady - Crystal - Brady one day during Thanksgiving week 2016.


May 20, 2012
RJen Gnarly  
Review: Climbing over two mountains is strenuous, but the occasional view of the lake make you realize your altitude gain. I walked all creek crossings since this is no place I want to risk an injury. You're more likely to see turkey or deer rather than another person on any of these trails in this area. I would have given this trail an overall 5 except the new section along the north side of Bear was machine cut with an 8 ft blade without a lot of imagination. It would have been nice if the trail had been made into a loop over the top and back down to Bear Creek, but current plans are to take the trail out towards the dam which will probably require a shuttle.

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Lovit: Bear Mountain MTB Trail 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
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