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Bear Creek Loop is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dover, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.6 mi Elevation gain 498 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

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Forest

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Reviews (59)
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Recordings (40)
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Robert Ireland
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Hiking
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John Poland
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David Zeveney
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Sarah Hood
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Hiking

Went on trail may 2020. Not well marked! No idea why people say it is. Pulled over 20 ticks off me so be careful with dogs. 2 Forest rattlers on trail so be careful. Not well marked at all!

Wayne Baker
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Hiking

3 creek crossings in the first half. Just a good walk in the woods for the balance. Overall well marked trail n good shape. Lots of trail options in LBL!

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Michael Ramos
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Hiking

Not a bad little trail, just beware of snakes.

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Eve Bratton
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HikingBugsMuddy

A damn gorgeous spring flows through the woods. We stopped to eat sandwiches in an open, sunny field. the trail climbs a hill that overlooks the flowing spring, the forest, and distant hills. My best hike in a while.

Bobbie Sykes
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Overall really good some crossings feet will get wet. Took kids and a dog! Creek and flowers are pretty!

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Katie VanValin
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Hiking

Great trail, well marked! We didn’t see a single sole. We hiked counter clockwise. It’s easier to find the trail head to start this way, right at the parking lot across from south welcome center. Not to muddy, and had a couple low creek crossings. Was a bit invigorating in early April but would be much welcome come summer!

Breanna Ambrose
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nice trail, fairly easy hiking. I was hoping for a bit more of a challenge but i had fun crossing the creeks. The actual trail is marked good but the crossroad splits get a bit confusing, use a map and this app to keep you on course. nice scenery at the end, not much to see in the beginning.

luke gerhardt
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Elke Melton
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HikingMuddy

Great trail for the first 3 miles. Once I crossed the road it was an ATV trail and it was terribly rutted and muddy. Had to cross the creek twice, no stepping stones or bridges. Other than the ATV ruts I enjoyed the hike

John Johnson
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Hiking

First time on this trail, and it was beautiful. Whoever said moderate didn't go the way I did. Missed the south trailhead due to directions given, walked through a cut cornfield, across a dry creek, then over a tree crossing a flowing creek, and up a bluff 150 feet. Once on the right trail, it was nice scenery, saw a grey fox and other wildlife. Part of the trail was soft and muddy, but not too bad and worth the views. A map given to me at the Visitor Center was helpful for just one location, and Alltrails helped at other locations. The trails are fairly market for the most part, but watch for the blue sign to mark the the south clockwise trailhead, it's on the back of a sign from the road.....

Jesse Ordunez
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Hiking

Starting counterclockwise the trail is, well a trail. Not much to see. Once you cross the highway it starts getting really pretty but really wet. We’ve had a lot of rain so it was expected. The second half is a beautiful hike. The creek is cold too. Felt good on the feet.

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Don McCasland
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HikingFloodedMuddy

Beautiful weather for a day hike. We ended up doing a shade over 7 miles- the streams were really swollen due to the HEAVY rains we’ve had in the last week so we had to re-route and find crossing spots. Trail was fairly well marked, but we had to put our map reading skills to work a couple of times going from the woods to a field. It was muddy at points but again- it’s been rainy.

Charles Metzger
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Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking

Easy side of moderate, beast hiked counterclockwise, two stream crossings, basic timber no special scenic areas.

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Brian Gilmore
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Backpacking

Easy little trail, decently maintained. Camped at the fork in the creek about two miles in. Nothing particularly special about this trail, but it was fun.

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Sarah Slade
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Sabrina Nagwak
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horrible trail not marked well we got lost ended up crossing 5 creeks walked hills I fell down and ended up 16 miles away from start point we flagged a car down on 79 the guy told us we are almost in Paris landing we started at 2pm and ended at 6 pm. anyone saying its marked well or did it with a 4 year old must be on meds.

Kerri Mahoney
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Hiking

Seed ticks were INSANE. Otherwise it was great.

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Kerri Mahoney
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Hiking

Nice trail. My dog loved it. LOTS of ticks- pulled 20 off of myself and dog- tis the season

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Aaron Mittelmeier
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Hiking

This was a beautiful, remote, and very lightly trafficked trail. Granted, the views aren't spectacular, but the scenery is so peaceful and quiet, that the serenity it offered made the trip super worth it. There were two water crossings that I had to cross barefoot since it was too deep for boots, but other than those spots you won't run into any serious obstacles. I read earlier someone reviewed this terribly, citing 'spiders' as a big complaint. Seriously? Lol. It's the forest bro, there will be bugs. Use a stick, not your face to clear the path.

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