Bear Point Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Bear Point Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idanha, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2949 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From the junction of Forest Road 46 and Oregon state highway 22 at the west end of the community of Detroit Lake, travel north on FR 46 for approximately 11.6 miles to the junction with Forest Road 4685. Turn onto FR 4685, which will immediately take you over the North Ford of the Breitenbush River, then follow the Breitenbush River southeast. Continue on FR 4685 for about 4.7 miles and you will come to a large parking area on your right, which is the trail head for this hike.

1 day ago

Went on Sunday, great hike as always. Hiked along the ridge at the top for awhile to get a closer view of Mt Jefferson. Would like to try to hike the ridge all the way to Park Ridge sometime..

15 days ago

More like 8 miles. I tracked it on my phone. 4 up and 4 down. Also we felt like it was more of a difficult than a moderate hike. Bring plenty of water! You start at the parking lot. Take the left trail. 2.1 miles later you come to a fork. Turn left onto ‘bear point’ hike. 2 more miles and you’re there!

10 months ago

Meh.

hiking
Monday, August 02, 2010

Awesome day challenge! This is not a moderate trail, the switchback section is rough as it runs through scree at a pretty steep incline. Great scenic change from foothills forest to high alpine meadow to scree field to standing on top of the world. LOVED IT! Black flies can be intense at the peak. Descending is much easier on the lower back with poles.

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Sunday, November 06, 2016

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Monday, June 27, 2016