Bear Lake Trail Loop

EASY 17 reviews

Bear Lake Trail Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Munson, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

4 months ago

Be gone helicopter! Hello beautiful butterflies!

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5 months ago

EASY TRAIL! Hiked this clear sunny morning, at the end of February. Very peaceful, easy walk, with very little changes in elevation & clearly marked. My son pointed out a small gator watching those fishing on the lake in boats, gator "slides", turtles, squirrels, birds, jumping fish and a little beaver with its damn. Loop Trail follows around the lake, has lots of benches to stop and rest, and boardwalk areas over some muddy ground. Only encountered two areas that that still need some development, and got my shoes a little muddy. Gravel has been added to many parts of the trail to prevent this, for sure footing in muddy areas. Small access roads on other side of lake from camping area and parking, have boat ramps and cool areas to also camp away from the bathrooms and RV crowd. Wear bug spray. : )

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9 months ago

We had a great time on this hike, about a four mile loop with great views of this pretty lake. We saw pitcher plants, what a treat.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Enjoy this trail very much with my 5 yo. Plan to start trail-running here when it cools down.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Well marked and travelled. Beautiful views of forest swamp, lake and marsh.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Excellent trail that circumnavigates Bear Lake. Well-maintained and well-marked with white blazes. Features nice longleaf pine forest. Little perceivable elevation change. Has some nice short boardwalks that carry you over the lake's headwaters. Best done in winter to avoid heat and bugs.

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous little loop trail around the lake. Lots of birds; cormorants, kingfishers, warblers, woodpeckers, robins, nuthatches, and grebes. There were many recently built boardwalks over the low lying areas, and gravel added to mud prone areas. Many of the roads that lead to the lake have small concrete 'ramps' for aluminum boats and kayaks. Very peaceful (when the navy trainer helos aren't out flying). Part of the Florida Trailwalkers Program.

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