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
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.|
Aug 17, 2017 @ 6:20amAug 17, 2017
|Small tree down across trail at the half way point, can ride over or around|
Jun 9, 2016 @ 9:33amJun 9, 2016
|Totally dry now, which actually makes it a bit more difficult as the loose sections feel even more loose.|
May 31, 2016 @ 7:20amMay 31, 2016
|Tacky and really fast. No puddles or mud at all|
Routes with this trail
|Mutual Dell to Grove Creek||11 miles|
|Julie Andrews and Bear Canyon Shuttle||7 miles|
|Bear Canyon and 252 from Alpine Loop Summit Lot||13 miles|
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