2 miles
Distance
281 ft
Climb
-194 ft
Descent
00:15:57
Avg time

Papa Bear Details

  • Riding Area
    Coldwater Mountain
    Anniston, Alabama
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #1945 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

If Mama Bear brings the flow, then Papa Bear brings it too, plus a little more.

As one of the Three Bear loops, Papa Bear is the furthest out from the Cold Spring trailhead and provides the most challenge. With some of the same twisty flow similar to Mama Bear, Papa Bear does it in a tighter corridor with more frequent swoops and turns. For added measure, there are several optional rock features that blend nicely with the trail.

Papa Bear is ridden clockwise and can be paired with other trails to create different rides. It connects with Mama Bear on the west side and Bomb Dog on the east side.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Papa Bear bike trail
  • Altitude change
    87 ft
  • Altitude min
    862 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,059 ft
  • Altitude start
    972 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,059 ft
  • Grade
    1.062%
  • Grade max
    -18.892%
  • Grade min
    30.394%
  • Distance climb
    4,319 ft
  • Distance down
    3,020 ft
  • Distance flat
    877 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:53
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Status:
on Jan 5, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to papa-bear-29231 trailhead (33.613379, -85.906537)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 61 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 225 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      3 Bear Loop
      5 miles
      Coldwater Mountain Main Loop
      21 miles

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