2 miles
229 ft
-278 ft
1,572 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bear Trail
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Bear Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Bear Creek
    Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #42931 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened

One of the trail that is currently being built in the "Pine Creek" trails in the Jim Thorpe area.
This is part of a new trails system. *Currently being built*

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Bear Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -48 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,358 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,572 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,524 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,581 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,135 ft
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on Jul 17, 2017
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bear-trail-96171 trailhead (40.918580, -75.667310)
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Bear Trail Trail Reports

Jul 17, 2017 @ 11:15am
Jul 17, 2017
Small branches and bushes on the trail
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Oct 30, 2018 @ 6:04am
Oct 30, 2018
Bear Trail, My City

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Skatterbraine (Oct 30, 2018 at 7:54)
 Disclaimer: I am an fairly new rider.

We wound up following this tight unmaintained single track; which was incorrect. When you come across what looks like a quad/atv trail, follow that. The GPS on my phone was accurate. Should have trusted it.
The trail turned into a gradually increasing downhill, not too rocky, fairly easy. Once at the bottom the uphill battle began. It was a wet rainy day, and maybe I'm just not used to it, but we basically walked back up. Slipping off everything (leaves, rocks, roots) made the uphill difficult.

It was fun, but rather short. If then single track was cleaned up and the loop was bigger it might be worth another go. As it was when we found it, we were not up for a second round.

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