2 miles
36 ft
-1,241 ft
2 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Bear Valley Lake (6179.1) Trail


  • Riding Area
    Lemhi Mountains
    Leadore, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Alpine Trail
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

This is a good subalpine trail that traverses through a couple of lake basins and then abruptly shoots you up to the pass that enters McKim Creek. This trail takes you right by the two Upper Bear Valley Lakes, which are in themselves a great alpine destination. Go up the switchbacks to the pass for an amazing alpine view and then turn around for a hairy descent back down to the lakes. This trail continues down into McKim Creek, but if you continue west from the pass you better have a car on the Salmon River side or you'll have to grunt it back up to the pass and back to the parking at the Bear Valley Creek Trailhead.

Access Info

Bear Valley Creek Trailhead

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Bear Valley Lake (6179.1) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,206 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,647 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,854 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,647 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    497 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    617 ft
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