Bear Creek Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews

Bear Creek Loop is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dover, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

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nature trips

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hiking
1 month ago

2 July 2018. I did the Bear Creek Loop Trail with my 10 year old grandson as a warm up for a trip to Washington state for a week of hiking. The route was about seven miles. Worst hike I have ever done. Riddled with spider webs across the path, big and tiny ticks of every sort and poorly marked through portions. If you do the hike, don't be the first one on the trail and you won't have a problem with the webs. If you are the first, then plan on an encounter ever fifth step. Recommend doing the trail Counterclockwise. The trail head for the counterclockwise direction is next to some picnic benches by the parking lot. if you complete the loop you will enter a number of planted field where there are scads of tics. Long pants and spray are a must for this trail. Funny enough we had no trouble with mosquitos. Note there are numerous connecting trails along this loop and double naming of the sections, so be sure to pick up a decoding map at the South Visitor Station before you leave. you will need it along the route. Finally, Forest Service Road 230 bridge is out so you can not drive to the start of the other trail heads in the area.

hiking
2 months ago