Big Table Mountain Via Bear Gulch Trail

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Big Table Mountain Via Bear Gulch Trail is a 10.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Spencer, Idaho that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2211 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

bugs

Bear Gulch Trail is a backcountry trail near Kilgore providing access to the Continental Divide Trail, and Mule Meadows at the top of Table Mountain. It also intersects Table Mountain Trail. The first three miles involve a decent climb, but once you reach 8500' the trail is fairly level. There are two bridges in good condition over the creek, as well as a spring and a backcountry campground at Mule Meadow. The area receives copious amounts of snow in the winter, with snow on the ground well into the spring. The creek and spring might not flow in dry years.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a nice trail. The first part is along Bear Gulch, then it climbs steeply to the plateau on top of Big Table Mountain. Once on the plateau, there is a campground and a spring as well as intersections with other trails.