Bear Creek: GA 189 to Canyon View Road is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rising Fawn, GA. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, horses, and whitewater kayaking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Bear Creek Backcountry Trail is by permit only for hiking (no bikes). It's a 7.1 mile loop with some challenging sections. It's well marked and has two backcountry camping sites. There is a water crossing 2 miles in but if the water is at normal levels is easily accomplished without getting wet. They do not issues permits after noon for hiking that day. We completed the entire loop without seeing another hiker, very peaceful.