5.4 miles
Distance
2,708 ft
Climb
-362 ft
Descent
1.7 miles
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July-September
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

The Bear Valley Lake National Recreation Trail is a single track trail that goes from sagebrush and scattered forest at 6,800 feet at the lower trailhead to sub-alpine forest at Bear Valley Lake at 9,135 feet.

The 5.4 mile length has some rocky technical sections and some easier sections. It is well worth pushing your bike up through the technical sections for the downhill when you come out.

The trail crosses three bridges on the way to the lake. The scenery near the lake in the higher elevations is outstanding.

Five other trails junction off this trail. This is a popular trail so you will probably see other trail users, especially on weekends.

Access Info

On Highway 28, south of Salmon, take the Hayden Creek Road. Follow the road up to Bear Valley Creek and the trailhead at the end of the Bear Valley Creek Road 009.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bear Valley Lake (179) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,345 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.7 miles
  • Grade
    8.259%
  • Grade max
    -49.399%
  • Grade min
    85.834%
  • Distance climb
    3.9 miles
  • Distance down
    3,353 ft
  • Distance flat
    4,419 ft
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on Jul 19, 2016
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Bear Valley Lake... Trail Reports

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Jul 19, 2016 @ 9:46pm
Jul 19, 2016
Rebuilt by YEP trail crew and FS crew, July, 2016
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