Bear Canyon (179) Details
The first part of the trail starts from the bench parking lot right at the end of the Zipline at Mutual Dell. The switchbacks are tight and often have big loose rocks and successive root drops. Mostly hike-a-bike for the first part. The middle section provides a short rest, and the upper section is all ride-able if you have the cardio for it, but it is brutal.
Going down, this is a local favorite, and is very fast until the bottom. That is where some will walk the drops and switchbacks, but it is rideable with a good all-mountain bike or even a skilled rider with a slack hardtail.
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More Stats for Bear Canyon (179) mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,106 ft
Altitude min6,481 ft
Altitude max7,587 ft
Altitude start7,587 ft
Altitude end6,481 ft
Distance climb529 ft
Distance down1 miles
Avg reverse time00:32:54
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Bear Canyon (179) Trail Reports
May 10, 2018 @ 7:44amMay 10, 2018
|Cleared all the trees Premo Dirt all the way down!!|
May 6, 2018 @ 1:58pmMay 6, 2018
|Couple trees near the top, be careful|
Apr 18, 2018 @ 1:02pmApr 18, 2018
|Snow covered top to bottom with recent storm. Will be melted and then real muddy soon. 4 or 5 small trees down across trail, can ride over or around|
Jan 28, 2018 @ 7:00amJan 28, 2018
|There's some deadfall. Not much snow left on the lower sections.|
Aug 22, 2017 @ 9:12amAug 22, 2017
|Watch out for a fallen tree approximately half way down the trail.|
Routes with this trail
|Bear Canyon and 252 from Alpine Loop Summit Lot||13 miles|
|Julie Andrews and Bear Canyon Shuttle||7 miles|
|Mutual Dell to Grove Creek||11 miles|
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