5 miles
Distance
1,225 ft
Climb
-1,309 ft
Descent
01:06:40
Avg time

Bear Wheeler Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Defeated Creek Park
    Defeated, Tennessee
  • AKA
    Defeated creek
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Closed during part of deer season for hunting
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #43203 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking

This is volunteer maintenance only, so usually this trail is in rough shape. It's a shame it's my favorite close by trail. Usually grown up weeds along the trail and a lotta spider webs but they don't seem to bite.

Access Info

The trail is in the parking lot on the right in defeated creeks park area right before the rv entrance to the campgrounds it's clearly labeled after you pull in to park

More Stats for Bear Wheeler bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -83 ft
  • Altitude min
    520 ft
  • Altitude max
    962 ft
  • Altitude start
    606 ft
  • Altitude end
    522 ft
  • Grade
    -0.29%
  • Grade max
    -55.317%
  • Grade min
    63.027%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,005 ft
  • Avg time
    01:06:40
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Status:
on Jun 25, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Bear Wheeler Trail Reports

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      Jun 25, 2018 @ 5:56am
      Jun 25, 2018
      Red blazed upper loop is overgrown with vegetation and several trees down. Difficult to follow in spots. White blazed lower loop in much...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Nov 17, 2012 @ 5:20pm
      Nov 17, 2012
      111 |
      Nov 17, 2012 @ 5:19pm
      Nov 17, 2012

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag SteveLeary (Jun 24, 2018 at 16:28)
       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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