Bear Creek Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews

Bear Creek Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Victor, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
987 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

blowdown

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

Walk up the canyon trail into a temperate rainforest and see beautiful the beautiful river and streams.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

I'm not quite sure where the lake is - certainly not at the turn around to make it a 6.3 mile hike. Really scenic with great rock outcroppings for lounging. Guess I'll keep trying to find the lake!

hiking
22 days ago

This is such a fun, exciting hike. The trail was overgrown with several fallen trees on the trail here and there, but the views are well worth it; Lake Bryan is spectacular.

hiking
22 days ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Nice little hike with some good places to stop and just enjoy the view. Getting to the falls was somewhat of an adventure as I was with my small dog and it seemed the only way to cross the river was on a log. We ended up climbing up further and found the falls. Beautiful area

hiking
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10 months ago

Great trail, great for newbies.

hiking
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Beautiful and enjoyable. My GPS said it was closer to 9 miles one way

Saturday, June 25, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Great family trail with water hangout 1.8mi in

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Thursday, June 09, 2016

distance shown is probably only to the falls...we went probably 6 miles in and didn't reach the lake like expected. probably should've done some more research

backpacking
Monday, May 30, 2016

The 6.3 mi description is inaccurate. That's just to some falls which were okay but not astounding. The lake is 13 mi in, not 3. The trail is not very well maintained after about 6 mi.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Great short day hike. About 6 miles to the creek crossing and back. Top 2/3s covered with snow but passable. Saw 2 mountain goats up high on the north side.