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Bear Hole

Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 201' 61 m
Descent: -234' -71 m
High: 1,117' 340 m
Low: 882' 269 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Tony Brown

A very tough climb and descent.

Tony Brown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

Please park, enter, and exit trails at Climbing Tower.

Description

This is a one-mile singletrack loop that is very challenging for most hikers. Locals claim that many years ago the "bear hole" was built to trap bears.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Flora & Fauna

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Land Manager: Blue Ridge School

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in Virginia

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A sturdy bridge aids your first passage over Chesley Creek.
Mar 16, 2017 near Stanard…, VA
The exit or second entrance to Bear Hole (off the Chesley Creek trail) is relatively easy to navigate.
Mar 16, 2017 near Stanard…, VA

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