2.9 miles
Distance
261 ft
Climb
-246 ft
Descent
926 ft
High Point

Nice lollypop loop once to get there.

Detailed Description
Bear Den is a 3 mile less popular intermediate route located near Bellaire Michigan. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 261 ft with a max elevation of 926 ft then descends -246 ft.
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1 Review & Comments

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i81fish2bellaire GHT (Aug 22, 2020 at 11:23)
Bear Den (3.3 miles) is a trail loop entered from the Vandermark Trailhead at Intersection X (#22). At the next Intersection Y (#32) clockwise or counterclockwise paths can be taken. Bear Den rides the high ridges of the hills that form the “bear valley”. The bear may be mythical, but the towering beech trees are real! Bear Den offers frequent relatively gentle elevation changes and striking valley views. This route is recommended to all, especially mountain bikers unfamiliar with the Pathways terrain.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    21
More Stats for Bear Den mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    752 ft
  • Altitude start
    752 ft
  • Altitude end
    768 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -17.9%
  • Grade min
    18%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    2,195 ft
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