Bear Creek Trail

MODERATE 61 reviews

Bear Creek Trail is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ellijay, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2358 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

rocky

Downhill track for the bear creek trail system. Top speeds get up to 30+ The uphill is continuous but the overview look is well worth it. The downhill back down is blistering fast and has many air opportunities on the way down. Watch out for other trail users.

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
7 days ago

mountain biking
20 days ago

Great trail. With many ride options.

1 month ago

I took the bear creek spur to the loop, which tacks on a few miles. Great hike, a lot of ups and downs. Crossed some creeks 6 times or so. Plenty of scenery, some fell trees across the trail. Some great campsites, and in the Cohutta wilderness you can camp anywhere as long as regulations are followed. Loved every minute of this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

amazing, gorgeous trail that is pretty easy. frequent run ins with the creek and frequent changes of scenery. be aware of the narrow road on the way in. also, watch out for black bears!! our hike got turned around when we crossed paths with a mama and 4 cubs. the trail also features north Georgia's tallest and widest tree. awesome hike all around

2 months ago

camping
2 months ago

God's country! my happy place! this is the most beautiful place in the world to me! I come here every chance I get. Plenty of private camping areas around the creek or away from it your chose!

2 months ago

A classic!

hiking
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backpacking
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hiking
7 months ago

Dual use trail, narrow with mountain bikers. can be a bit perilous since the sight lines are too short to see people flying at you.

8 months ago

9 months ago