Bear Creek Back Country Trail is a 10.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rising Fawn, Georgia. 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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.