Bear Bottom Loop Trail

HARD 5 reviews

Bear Bottom Loop Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bentonville, VA. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking. Horses are also able to use this trail.

5.8 miles 611 feet Loop

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

hiking
7 months ago

this trail should not be rated difficult. it is relatively flat only a couple hundred in elevation gains. didn't see another hiker on the trail only the occasional biker

hiking
1 year ago

Moderate toughness. A few ups and downs but overall it was a well groomed trail and a nice 5 mile casual walk

mountain biking
2 years ago

been back here multiple times I believe the rating system is off as I have brought the whole family down this trail however if you are pretty good you can get some pretty good speed. biggest tip go in a counter clockwise loop as I have been both ways and it is much more enjoyable that way. a few rock gardens may count for its rating but pretty easy overall. These are great trails to exercise and loose some weight on as you can work up a sweat and take a few other trails while there I have ridden over 10 miles of trails back in this state park.

mountain biking
2 years ago

Awesome trail for biking and hiking! But not really a double diamond, it's pretty easy.

mountain biking
4 years ago

I have ridden this trail. Certainly not a double black diamond. There are parts that are challenging, but most of it can be accomplished by novice mountain bikers. It is part of the Shenandoah River State Park. Very nice compilation of trails that favor beginner and intermediate mountain bikers. Warning, there is a lot of climbing and many loose rocks, so novices and those getting in shape may not enjoy until they are more experienced. But if you have time on the bike and are improving your skills this can be a great place to ride. The trails are wide and not too much technical challenge. There are a couple of portions that experts could enjoy but they are few and far between. Great interpretive center and looks like a great place to bring the whole family for day hiking and camping. Fishing is probably great on the river and may some tubing or canoeing/kayaking.