Bear Creek Lake

MODERATE 10 reviews
#3 of 24 trails in

Bear Creek Lake is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mackay, Idaho that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,663 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

snow

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike! Fairly steep but great views at the top and through out the hike.

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful trail! Steep hike but the lake at the end and views throughout make it totally worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Great Hike and beautiful lake. My 6, 8, and 10 yr. olds did awesome. 1 Hour and 55 min to hike up And 1 Hour and 10 min to walk down. Official trailhead starts at the end of an old Jeep Road. Very hard to drive to the trailhead. Walking the Jeep trail adds another 2 mile to the overall distance. Side by sides or 4-wheelers will take you right to the trailhead.

hiking
11 months ago

Very difficult, good thing it wasn't too long. Beautiful lake at the top.

11 months ago

great hike. so much elevation but it is so worth it in the end.

hiking
11 months ago

Great and a steep hike. View at destination is just amazing. If you have a Fitbit smart tracker, it would take approx. 11000 steps and 200 floors to reach at the top.

hiking
Friday, July 08, 2016

It is a strenuous hike but worth the effort. Beautiful views and a lot of shaded areas. Hiked it on a hot morning but was a pleasant experience

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

It was beautiful. My husband and I enjoyed the hike. The elevation gain going in was hard but ok. It was totally worth it when we got to the lake. It was beautiful there was still a small amount of snow on the ground.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It is a beautiful trail, with a gorgeous lake at the end. I highly recommend it to families.

hiking
Friday, June 16, 2017