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      Tread:
      Mix of sandy hardpack with rocky and loam sections. The mountain generally drains well.
      Difficulty: 4/5
      Vertical Change: 510 ft. with several sustained climbs
      Aerobic Level: Intermediate/Advanced
      Map: Image icon Bear Creek Topographic Map- as of 6/2/2009
      City: Macungie
      State: Pennsylvania

      The old saying "What goes up must come down" is so true at BC. The resort is a ski destination that also offers technical mountain biking in the warmer seasons. The trail is a loop that covers the entire perimeter of the resort property with some smaller sub-loops on the upper sections of the mountain. No matter whether you ride it clockwise or counterclockwise half of the ride is going up and the rest is going down. Most locals ride in the clockwise direction to take advantage of the "Ski Slope Climb" where the pitch goes straight up one of the ski trails for about 100-150 yards; and to use downhill momentum to negotiate several tight switchbacks. BC is littered with babyheads and rim benders. The staff at the resort does an excellent job of keeping things fresh and well maintained. Even though the distance of the outer most loop is just a bump more than 5 miles, it is a hearty 5 miles of rough terrain. Most intermediate riders will have a blast on the downhill side, but the climb may leave their legs and lungs screaming for mercy. Advanced riders can expect to finish the loop in under an hour. Details about the resort can be found online at www.skibearcreek.com. The trailhead is located across the road from the sign-in kiosk located in the second parking lot above the pond. Presently, there is no bike shop on the property so arrive prepared with tubes, tools, and a pump.
      source: VMB Website
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Ski Resort
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 7, 2023
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      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      8
      Trails Mountain Bike
      8
      Trails E-Bike
      8
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Downhill Ski
      25
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      1,354 ft
      Total Vertical
      513 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,142 ft
      Reports
      4
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      518

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      Photos of Bear Creek Mountain Resort Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Bear Creek Mountain Resort Mountain Bike

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      trail: White
      2:57 | 594 | Nov 1, 2010

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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lockridge Furnace2.3 km
      South Mountain Wildlands Conservancy 2 6 6 49.3 km
      Lehigh Parkway 8 29.5 km
      Green Lane Park 7 1711.3 km
      Jordan Parkway 112.2 km

      Activity Type Stats

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      Mountain Bike88 miles1,355 ft3 miles512 ft
      #7,420134224
      E-Bike88 miles1,355 ft3 miles512 ft
      #2,43925
      Horse1850 ft79 ft
      1
      Hike67 miles1,273 ft3 miles512 ft
      #10,19849
      Trail Running67 miles1,273 ft3 miles512 ft
      #9,43843
      ATV/ORV/OHV1850 ft79 ft
      1
      Snowshoe13,009 ft325 ft2,825 ft328 ft
      #686
      Downhill Ski253,009 ft325 ft2,825 ft328 ft
      #13774
      Nordic Ski13,009 ft325 ft2,825 ft328 ft
      #1,145
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