Bear Creek Mountain Trail

HARD 4 reviews
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Bear Creek Mountain Trail is a 13.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Packwood, 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: 4,320 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


horseback riding

mountain biking

ohv / off road driving




wild flowers




washed out

Note: The last two miles of this trail have rough road. A 4WD vehicle is recommended.

4 months ago

Was a great trail! A few rises and dips through out. Not too rocky or muddy. Sandy areas. Trail was clear to follow. Only saw two people on our way back to the car. Several open meadows along the way. No bugs. Rained but with water proof gear it was still great!

Sun Jul 30 2017

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

3 months ago

4 months ago