Bear Creek Road (FS 241)
ElevationAscent: 515' 157 m
Descent: -288' -88 m
High: 1,803' 550 m
Low: 1,576' 480 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“FS 241 is the prelude to an awesome time at Bear Creek or the Pinhoti trails.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
The first quarter-mile can be quite the wake-up call if you haven't warmed up, but after that, it's a pleasant climb. The gravel road follows Mountaintown Creek to its confluence with Bear Creek and then it follows Bear Creek to the main Bear Creek trailhead and a small parking area.
There's a ford and another auxiliary parking area at the confluence of Bear and Mountaintown Creeks. It's a good place to access the river to cool off after a long summer hike.
Land Manager: USFS - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest