Bear Creek Ski Area

MODERATE 27 reviews

Bear Creek Ski Area is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Macungie, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
666 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

skiing

trail running

forest

snow

no dogs

mountain biking
21 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

Not hiking here, it cost 25 dollars to hike, bike, or disc golf. If you feel like spending 25 dollars for a mediocre day don't follow the directions AllTrails provides. Head to bear creek resort and go straight to the hotel to sign in.

hiking
5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Ran most of the white trail starting at the kiosk going counterclockwise. Wasn't extremely difficult as far as steepness goes, at least compared to some of the Reading hills, but overall was a nice quiet run. Very rocky in parts and some was very narrow singletrack. Detoured a little to the other trails (yellow, green, etc.) and managed to get back on white for about 3.5 miles vs. I think 5 for the full white. Was a hazy day and really didn't have an amazing view at the top but overall a nice run. The map I received from the hotel (I read that you are supposed to check in so did...and got a white bracelet!) was a nice touch.

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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10 months ago

This is a hidden gem!!!! For the people who have hiked this, please hike again, and EXPLORE!!!! There are so many side trails, we walked up on at least a 200 ft drop into the earth. One of the coolest things I have ever seen. It was just another trail till we found that. There are also old buildings in the middle of the woods. Super cool, and can't wait to go back and explore again!

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday, July 09, 2016

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Trail was nice and some parts are fairly hard on the way up. The view at the top is definitely worth it. The app said it was a loop trail but when I got to the top and over to the other side the trail markers got so confusing and I wound up doubling back up and taking the same trail back. I don't know how it could be a loop unless you have to go through the main parking lot on the way back? I didn't see anyone else there except two mountain bikers toward the end. I would do it again. As long as you have somewhat of a sense of direction you're fine without the trail markers. Oh and the "trailhead check-in" with maps and all is over by the disc golf parking lot - nowhere near the actual trailhead. Don't follow the "directions" on this app, they aren't right. Just go in the main Bear Creek entrance

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Ok trail. Not marked well, so you may double back quite a bit. Scenery is fair enough but there are areas where it looks like a dumping ground. Light to moderate hike, worth a visit if you're local but I wouldn't travel far for the experience.

Saturday, August 09, 2014