Bear Creek Mountain Trail

HARD 1 reviews

Bear Creek Mountain Trail is a 13.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Naches, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4606 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

off road driving

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

rocky

washed out

From White Pass, east 7.5 miles on Highway 12 to Tieton Road (Forest Service Road 1200). Turn right and drive 12 miles to Forest Service Road 1000. Turn right and drive 12 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road.

2 months ago

I did this several years ago. The trail was in extremely poor condition and very hard to follow due to the excessive deadfall. Then near the top I see all kinds of people young and old coming down and they turn left at the section 3 Lake trail jxn. The trail from section 3 Lake is much nicer even in its worst condition infinitely better than the Conrad Meadows trail Plus it's half the distance with 3000 feet less vertical. For the same views would recommend the section 3 Lake trailhead. If you want a 14 mile route with 4,000 ft vertical that will challenge your route finding ability through a maze of dead fall and poorly marked trail then go for it