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Bear Creek Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

5.9 mile 9.5 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 388' 118 m
Descent: -1,260' -384 m
High: 7,423' 2,262 m
Low: 6,551' 1,997 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Taylor Simmons

A hike mostly through pine forest with plenty of shade from the sun and plenty of tree for the birds.

Taylor Simmons

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

Start at end of the trail; Lair O' the Bear from the North Access or start from the Pence Park parking lot from the south side. Either start begins with ascent, as the highest point of the Bear Creek Trail is about half way between. As this is not a loop trail, expect 12 miles total. The trail is almost exclusively singletrack with very few rocks. There are a few short rocky sections near the apex, but these shouldn't slow you down.

There is a short out-and-back detour about 3 miles in that takes you up to a vantage point with a birdseye view of Evergreen and Mt. Evans in the distance; I highly recommend this detour as it's the only view of the mountains you'll get.

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Sep 26, 2019
Marty Wisott
Aug 21, 2019
Xavier Moisant
May 26, 2019
Kate Hollenbaugh
3.8mi — 1h 50m
Feb 16, 2019
Jon D
Oct 28, 2018
Stacy Iron
pence park to Bear Creek, to meadow view, to picking (o'fallon parking), to west ridge, back to pence park 4.9mi
Aug 8, 2018
Thomas Testa
Aug 1, 2018
Tracey Ziniel
4mi
Mar 31, 2018
Katie Edwards

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 8 votes

#2

in Pence Park

#7545

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  3.9 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Pence Park

#689

in Colorado

#7,545

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87 Views Last Month
3,507 Since Sep 11, 2015
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Photos

Beautiful forest in O'fallon State Park.
Sep 11, 2015 near Kittredge, CO
By the water
Oct 7, 2017 near Genesee, CO
View from Panorama Point
Sep 14, 2015 near Kittredge, CO

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