Photos of Bearwaller Gap Hiking Trail

DISTANCE
10.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,201 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
13 days ago

First time I have walked the trail and had no idea it was as close to me as it was. It has rained for a week so the trail was often full of water and or running water down the trail in a number of places.

The trail is hard mainly because of the many elevation changes and long uphill sections. There is also a sign missing that tell you about the optional uphill section of rerouted trail and because the trail there is so new it’s very easy to loose your way.

But beautiful lake views, stone walls, and old building piers along the way is a great reminder of pre lake property owners who scratched out homesteads on the hills overlooking the Cumberland River.

Know the trail splits and it takes longer than you think it will and you will enjoy the gem of a trail.