Definitely not moderate but a very fun easy hike. The suspension bridge is worth it alone. Make sure right by the bridge you go on bear canyon loop, it takes you up a little higher where the stream is.

I give this only 3 stars based on several factors. For solitude it rates a five. For being well-maintained I give it a one point five. It is very difficult to follow in the Big Willow forested area. Once out of the forest the bushes have nearly overtaken many portions of the trail. I call it trail- oriented bushwhacking. The views are a four if you make it into the Big Willow drainage. I have been up this trail 25 times + and it is still often difficult to stay on it. Someone has put red metal markers on key trees and those help. If there is a ton of snow, be careful - getting lost will be easy.

This was an easy but fun hike. I have never been on a suspension bridge and it was worth the hike to see it and cross it.

It was steep at some points.

hiking
1 month ago

It's really an easy trail so I'm not sure why it is rated as moderate.

Awesome easy hike with great views. Dog friendly and relaxing.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike but I got lost at first till I figured out I have to go with BST trailhead then once you find closed gate take the stairs down on the right side and keep going till you reach bear canyon loop and the suspension bridge

hiking
2 months ago

This was a nice trail. Some ups and downs, but mostly flat. I went on a slightly rainy Sunday morning and I never saw a soul, which was lovely. The leaves are beautiful on the hillside, but sadly you can see them much from the trail as most of it is fairly wooded. Would be a great hike for kids.

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