Bear Gulch Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews
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Bear Gulch Trail is a 1.9 mile loop trail located near Paicines, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
285 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

rock climbing

Directions from Bear Gulch Visitor Center: Follow Moses Spring Trail southward .6 miles to the caves.

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3 months ago

Hiked up to the reservoir through the cave

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4 months ago

great hike. loved this park.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail passes through caves (you'll need a flashlight) but it's well paved and a few sections have a metal railing. Pretty reservoir view. Easy hike.

5 months ago

A great park ,hidden gem !!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

A great hike for the whole family! The caves are a lot of fun.

7 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Fun easy hike through the caves up to the reservoir. Caves are really cool, narrow with stairwells. Best to have a flashlight but iPhone will work. Reservoir is reminiscent of the lion king - lots of water snakes.

hiking
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Did most of this trail, but went up High Peaks and Down Juniper canyon then .2 out to Peaks View and back to make it 10 miles even. It took 6 hours stopping to take pictures and eat lunch. It is an awesome trail and the ability to add High Peaks into it is absolutely worth it. Would love to do it again and add the North wilderness into it as well