Bear Creek Mountain

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Bear Creek Mountain is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Naches, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

wild flowers

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail. The view from the top is like nothing I've seen before!

backpacking
10 months ago

best hike I've done so far this summer. pretty easy-going three-quarters of the way until you start your climb to the top. once you get to the top it will all be worth it with the views that await you. can't wait to do it again.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike with a fabulous view at the top. Some snow around on July 23.

hiking
Friday, September 11, 2015

Trail seamed washed out in most places and the overgrowth was dreadful! But still pretty when you stopped to look around.

hiking
Friday, September 11, 2015

We hiked on a warm September afternoon and couldn't have asked for better. Subalpine meadows and forests for the first 2.5 miles after Section 3 Lake, then an 800ft thigh-burner for the last mile up to the summit of Bear Creek Mountain. Great views east all the way up, and wonderful views of Adams, Goat Rocks and Rainier at the top.

I imagine in late Spring, this area would be mind-blowing with a little more snow on the ridges and wildflowers in the meadows. We look forward to returning in June/July next year.

The road to the trailhead is a little rough, but easily doable for anything besides a sports car. 4wd would only be necessary in snowy or very muddy conditions.

hiking
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This trail wasn't what I remember it being 5 or 10 years ago. Over growth along the trail has become a small problem. My friend and I did this trail with our kids on our back, so the tree limbs sticking so far out was scary for a six month old. Lol but we had fun. Beautiful canyon walls all along the trail.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

This is a favorite of ours. Yes a little difficult to get to trailhead , 4wd is best to have. Perfect amount of flat and elevation gain. Best part of work out is last 800ft or so, straight up but what a reward at the end! It's rated Easy, be careful though, it's not a "stroll in the park".

Sunday, June 28, 2015

This hike is a little more difficult to get to. You have to drive up pretty rough gravel roads. At the beginning of the hike the meadows and wildflowers are beautiful. Towards the end, it gets pretty steep with loose dirt paths. The views are amazing towards the end!

hiking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Nice hike, great weather

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2011

An absolute favorite. The meadows are beautiful with minimal elevation gain until well into the hike. If you like exposure, this is the hike to take. Views at the top are stunning with both Mt Rainier and Adams in view. Buggy at the top but turned out to be lady bugs with a few flies et al.