8.3 miles
569 ft
-566 ft
312 ft
High Point

This is a fun loop through Bear Hole and a great introduction to mountain biking. There are a couple of small but avoidable challenges on the route, including a drop and a teeter-totter. The last leg is a bit of a challenge because the connection from the double track road to the single track is not clear and includes a bit of mud.

Detailed Description
Bear Hole 8 is a 8 mile popular easy route located near West Springfield Massachusetts. This mountain bike only route and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 569 ft with a max elevation of 312 ft then descends -566 ft.
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More Stats for Bear Hole 8 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    165 ft
  • Altitude start
    243 ft
  • Altitude end
    246 ft
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  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Grizzly Adams
Jun 29, 2023 @ 12:46pm
Jun 29, 2023
Ran into a family of black bears on the trail - mom and two cubs. Otherwise conditions were great.
Gibb "Surprise"
Jun 7, 2023 @ 12:33pm
Jun 7, 2023
perfect thru this one
Hoosker Du
Jun 7, 2023 @ 12:33pm
Jun 7, 2023
great ride loved it great shape
Jun 7, 2023 @ 12:33pm
Jun 7, 2023
great shape loved it
Jun 7, 2023 @ 12:33pm
Jun 7, 2023
Great ride
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