Bear Creek Back Country Trail [CLOSED]

MODERATE 10 reviews

Bear Creek Back Country Trail [CLOSED] is a 9.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rising Fawn, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and horses. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,558 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

forest

views

wildlife

closed

6 months ago

Just called the park and the trail is and has been closed and no permits are being given at this time

hiking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Beautiful panoramic views on the bluff. Bright orange markers throughout the trail to keep you on track. I went in January so they were easy to see. There is a creek crossing and the rocks are slippery. It's a long hike so take water and snacks. Some steep areas as well. We did not see another person on the trail after the creek crossing. I saw a group of wild turkeys and a deer. There are a few campsites way out there called the primitive campsite near an amazing bluff view. I enjoyed it. Would do it again.

hiking
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Bear Creek Backcountry Trail is by permit only for hiking (no bikes). It's a 7.1 mile loop with some challenging sections. It's well marked and has two backcountry camping sites. There is a water crossing 2 miles in but if the water is at normal levels is easily accomplished without getting wet. They do not issues permits after noon for hiking that day. We completed the entire loop without seeing another hiker, very peaceful.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

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Saturday, March 09, 2013

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Thursday, September 06, 2012