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We went to Bee Rock to hike this trail, but lost service so we didn't have GPS directions to find this particular trail. We did however find Trail 529, it was a 2 mile Hike, there and back and led up the mountain on the Pulaski Co side to an amazing overlook. We highly recommend this hike, although it was a little strenuous uphill to get there, but an easy hike downhill on the way back. The view is well worth the uphill hike.
Shannon B. on Bee Rock Trail
overall a good trail. great overlook. Trail 529.
We hiked this trail in mid-December with no snow on the ground. Beautiful scenery and a rewarding overlook when you reach the top of the mountain.
We started at the #503 trailhead and came back out on the #529, which joins #503 near the overlook. The trail is easy until the last mile or so, when you leave the river and go uphill. The climb here is moderate to challenging depending on your fitness level.
The trail could be more clearly marked. Allow plenty of time for getting lost and finding your way again so you're not out after dark. When you're going up the hill you'll cross a gravel road; the trail continues straight across the road and #529 splits off to the left just before the overlook.
All in all, I'd say this could become one of your favorite trails in the area.
This is a good hiking area, there are 3 ways to get up to the over look. you can take closed rd.and drive to the back side of the over look and it's a very easy walk to the over look, but to see bee rock you have got to take the trail head at the bottom and work your way up 2.0 good tail. good view at the top. I have taken both trails many times nice in the fall, and winter