Less than an hour west of Richmond and nestled in the heart of Cumberland State Forest, Bear Creek Lake is the perfect getaway for the outdoor enthusiast. Activities center on the park's 40-acre lake complete with a boat launch, fishing pier, boat rentals and swimming beach. The park offers camping, cabins, a meeting facility, an archery range, lakeside picnicking, playgrounds, hiking and access to a 14-mile multi-use trail in the state forest. The park is surrounded by the 16,000-acre Cumberland State Forest, which provides opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities. Four small lakes in the state forest are managed by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for recreational fishing. A network of forest roads with and without gates enables great hiking, mountain biking and nature observation. Note: There is limited (Verizon) cell phone signal in the park. Public phones are in Campground A and the linen building in the cabin area.

I did 11.3 miles. Really easy to moderate trail. I did the cmt to the wrt back to cmt!!! Had fun!!

8 months ago

My feet are still sore but we hiked for two more days after.

It was nice, but way too long for the punch line.

This trail was nice almost all of the way around and easy all the way.

A nice loop around the lake and more. There are views all the way. When you cannot see the lake there are beautiful woodlands.