Bear Lake Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Damascus, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.9 miElevation gain78 ftRoute typeLoop
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Bear Lake Trail is a partially paved forested trail that loops a small fishing lake with fishing piers and picnic area in a national forest campground.

Adjacent campgrounds, picnic facilities, fishing access to the lake, ample parking.

Forest Supervisor's Office 5162 Valleypointe Parkway Roanoke, VA 24019 1-888-265-0019 540-265-5100

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Rebecca N
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Nice easy one mile loop. It was quiet and pretty.

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Breck Tuttle
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Nice walk in a beautiful setting. Especially early in the morning when the water is calm

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Doug Neidholdt
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Pleasant walk around the lake offering nice views of the surrounding forest and of the lake. Not a destination hike but worth doing while visiting the campground.

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Melissa Cleary
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Frank Schwalbe
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Sandra Rice
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Laura Gorycki
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Shahnaz Nia
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Brett Jones
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Leonard Mottley
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Doug Neidholdt
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Linda Main
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