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Bear Canyon is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Naches, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 984 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Wildlife

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Getting There

This trail extends along the botton of Bear Canyon. The trail crosses Bear Creek 18 times each way. If you're feeling adventurous you can scramble up the scree canyon wall for a view at the end.

No facilities.

Trailhead parking off Hwy west of Naches, WA. No toilet.

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Alicia Howell
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

Overgrown and rocky. There’s wasn’t much to see. I was disappointed there wasn’t more of a look out. It was pretty shaded and overgrown with the creek bed mostly dried out.

V Perm
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HikingOver grownWashed out

Did this a few weeks ago and probably wouldn’t do it again, at least not this time of year. The creek was dried up most of the way which didn’t make my pup too thrilled. Besides that, it was a nice walk in the woods. It’s definitely a one person width trail and there’s quite a few spots where there’s a ton of overhang into the trail. Lots of cool places to find little waterfalls in the creek and I loved seeing the birdhouses throughout the hike with a word carved into them. Awesome messages. Great hike for a chill day!

Sammi Duncan
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HikingOver grown

Easy walking. However, watch out for rattle snakes this time of year!! They like to lie in the shade on the edge of the trail. There is really no way around them. Be careful and watch your footing!!

Gshock j Leth
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Hiking

i love nature

Kyle Lynden
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HikingOver grownWashed out

Such a beautiful hike. Would not recommend if you're inexperienced because a lot of the trail is over grown, and some short spots are washed out. Tons of little creatures and birds, strongly recommend it!

Lisa George
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Benjamin Luke
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FeeIcy

Under remaining snow is ice sheets, so careful, but such a beautiful place.

Kim Scacco-Morton
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Hiking

Hike is a quick drive from Yakima. We stayed on the lower part and did no get the elevation. You will need micro-spikes right now. Not enough snow for snow shoeing. Water proof hiking shoes as you do cross the creek often. Remember your discovery pass.

Susan Matz
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Hiking

Trail was pretty and interesting. It pretty much dead ends in overgrowth, but you can take side hikes to the top of the canyon. We hiked in late September. The creek was dry, so crossing it was not an issue.

Hondo Lane
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HikingOver grown

There is not much to this trail, but if you are more adventurous you can turn left off the trail and climb up the ridge you hike beside. On the other side of the ridge is the river and the road that goes up to White Pass. Really makes this a loop hike in which the second half is a well above average hike. Since most of the hike is on the ridge you can see down into bear canyon (now on your left as you hike back toward the parking area) and down over the river on the opposite side. Sweet view along the ridge all the way back... steep! downhill as you climb down of the ridge to where you car is, but well worth it. I will try to attach a few pictures.

Carol Williams
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Hiking

beautiful hike, great weather, loved looking and seeing all the bluebird nesting boxes...

Kristin Brown
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Hiking

Great trail with no real destination at the end... over grown in areas... dog friendly... pretty tick infested as of Monday...

Lauren N.
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HikingOver grown

Beautiful, fun, easy trail. Currently kind of overgrown towards the end of the canyon. I was a little worried about crossing the stream, but it’s pretty tiny and crossing is easy.

Ruth Chaffee
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Hiking

Had a great time hiking here with my pup. Creek goes over the trail in a couple spots, but it’s easy to walk through. Someone has even put together logs to walk on across the creek.

Clarice Davis
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Hiking

Great hike. Still ticks. Pretty slick rocks. Take a hiking stick, it will help.

Cathy Oakes
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Hiking

Due to fallen leaves and branches we lost the trail at the first rock scramble. I would recommend saving this one until late spring or summer.

Beth Trudeau
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Hiking

Hiked this trail in late September as the leaves were changing colors. It was beautiful to see the contrasting colors and basalt cliffs. We did see a baby snake (rattlesnake?) on the trail.

Travis Samsky
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Saw a huge rattle snake and ran the other way! Did not finish the hike. No shame here.

Antonio Linares
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George Potter
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Crystal Gonzalez
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Clarice Davis
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Kim Scacco-Morton
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