8.4 miles
761 ft
-752 ft
971 ft
High Point

Longest and most common route including Bear Den Loop, Black Bear, and Grizzly Bear Trails.

Detailed Description
Bear Wheels Trail Full Route is a 8 mile popular intermediate route located near Carthage Tennessee. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 761 ft with a max elevation of 971 ft then descends -752 ft.
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
SteveLeary (Jun 24, 2018 at 16:28)
Trail Grizzly Bear
Rode this loop while staying at the campground. I was happy to find riding so close to the campground. Ride both the white and red blazed loops. White loop is fine but the red upper loop is in rough shape. Several blow downs and overgrown vegetation made this loop tough to follow and not fun to ride. With a little work it would be much better.

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Trails in Route

Bear Den Loop2,490 ft
Black Bear3 miles
Grizzly Bear5 miles


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More Stats for Bear Wheels Trail Full Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    526 ft
  • Altitude start
    526 ft
  • Altitude end
    535 ft
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Black Bear
Feb 18, 2023 @ 10:09am
Feb 18, 2023
A couple trees across trail that need a chainsaw, I cleared some small things with my handsaw. Trail could use some weedeating in the clearing near roadway as well.
Grizzly Bear
Feb 18, 2023 @ 10:07am
Feb 18, 2023
Multiple trees blocking trail on grizzly. Needs a day with a chainsaw too get clear. I cut some small things with a handsaw, but lots of stuff was too big for that.
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