This trail would be given an intermediate rating in most other trail networks. The beginner/green rating it has been given is relative to South March Highlands, not relative to trails in general.
If you are a beginner, suggest you start with the Western Greenbelt Trails in the general vicinity of West Hunt Club and Moodie Drive and also Gatineau Park. Maps for both are available from the National Capital Commission.
If I haven't scared you off... Bear Tree is flat, with rocks, roots, rough rock armouring, and narrow sections. It's generally very muddy in the spring and after significant rainfall. It's not a remarkably fun or challenging trail, but as a means to getting to the more challenging and fun inner network of trails (Dogsled, PWT, etc), it is more enjoyable and less rocky to ride than the alternative: Rockhopper.
In the winter, it's the first trail to be fatbike-ridable, and also the first trail to ice-up.
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More Stats for Beartree mountain bike trail
Altitude change-4 ft
Altitude min344 ft
Altitude max348 ft
Altitude start348 ft
Altitude end344 ft
Distance climb84 ft
Distance down194 ft
Distance flat2,543 ft
Avg reverse time00:04:31
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Beartree Trail Reports
Sep 27, 2017 @ 5:12pmSep 27, 2017
|Tree has fallen on path. Light mud.|
Sep 25, 2017 @ 11:05amSep 25, 2017
|One short section of recent trailwork with loose dirt. Ride it with caution. The rest is great.|
Sep 17, 2017 @ 9:19amSep 17, 2017
|One spot with standing water. Ride slowly through the middle of it. Don't be afraid -- it's water, not acid. The rest of the trail is good.|
Sep 9, 2017 @ 3:41pmSep 9, 2017
|reporter Large sections with standing water.|
Sep 1, 2017 @ 7:06amSep 1, 2017
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