DISTANCE
13.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,857 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

washed out

no dogs

9 months ago

Take bear spray with you. I was about 2 miles into the Sunkota Ridge Trail from where it begins when you do it counterclockwise from Deep Creek when I hear loud rustling, look up, and see a momma black bear charging me from 50 yards away with two cubs following behind. I stopped, she stopped, we stared at each other for a little bit and I backed away slowly and went back the way I came. So much for the reviews on here that say there was no wildlife to see. Ten minutes later I heard some more rustling, soiled my pants again, and then saw two deer feet away from the trail.