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blue Bear Gulch Trail

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 455' 139 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,739' 835 m
Low: 2,284' 696 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

A short trail connecting to Sterling Mine Ditch Trail.

Bruce Hope

Features Birding · Wildflowers

This trail is generally open year-round. On rare occasions, snow or ice can make the gravel access road (Little Appelgate Road) hard to drive. In the summer, this trail can be a pretty hot hike unless done early or late in the day.

Description

This short trail connects a trailhead (limited parking, no amenities) on Little Applegate Road with the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail. The trail climbs gently up Bear Gulch for 0.6 miles before making a sharp turn to the west and climbing easily or another 0.6 miles to its end at a junction with the ditch trail. Between February and May in wet years, there may actually be a small stream running in Bear Gulch. This trail can be combined with the Tunnel Ridge Trail or the Little Applegate Trailhead to make loop hikes of varying lengths.

Flora & Fauna

Watch for ticks between late spring and mid-summer and poison oak all year-round. Wildflower displays are wonderful between April and June.

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Mar 24, 2019
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