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Followed the white #1 trail and came in at 5.75 miles. Rocky and ‘technical’ on the north side of the ski slopes. Shorter and easier to the south. Refreshments at the Trail’s End Café afterwards. Great day!

Utility road for the first 3 or so miles, easy enough. Then changes to rocky terrain one person wide. Very well marked since it is the AT trail. Very few people, great views.

A number of trails for those who want a good workout. Area offers a variety of activity including kayaking, and swimming during summer months

Short and sweet. Wish it was longer.

hiking
5 months ago

I loved this trail! However, the "Easy" tag it has is misleading. We went a day after a decent rain and the water level was up. Traveling clockwise around the trail from mile .8 to 1.7 was brutal. The runoff was flowing down the trail, which was all rocks at that point. The trail is less than a foot wide, and covered in stinging nettles. When we got down to the waterfall crossing the water was flowing so fast that we chose to cross downstream about 30 yards on a fallen log. My advice to anyone is wear long pants, and use hiking poles, and you'll have a blast! 5 stars!

hiking
5 months ago

I wouldn't call this easy. I recommend a walking stick if you've just had rain. Steep portions of the trail can get slick. Stinging nettles.....evil little suckers are everywhere.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Giving it one star because one is not able to ride trail. READ, trails is full of big branches. would not recommend it to anyone until it is cleared. every minute or so I was clearing branches from the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Didn't follow the trail on the map and took the Lehigh slope mentioned in the previous review. Has nice scenery on the way up, but you definitely don't get a great view until the top. Which it is well worth the wait. Many options to make the trip back down as fast or slow as you want.

hiking
5 months ago

Best done in the early spring or late fall. Expect some overgrowth in less frequently traveled sections. Some sections pretty sloppy from unusually heavy rainfall over the last several weeks.

5 months ago

My go to favorite.

The hike was pretty nice with a lot of neat features: Creek, ski slopes, chair lifts, mountain bike trail, ropes course, etc. The loop has three distinct parts as well: paved biking trail along the water, access roads for the ski resort, mountain biking trails.

The reason I gave a 3 star review instead of a higher rating is that none of the trails are marked well and there are a lot of unmarked side trails so you need to rely on GPS and a map to figure out where you are. I'd much rather put my phone away as soon as I find a trail head rather than pull it out every time I come to a split.

As a side note I went clockwise around the loop which brings you up a pretty intense mountain biking trail (with bridges, banked turns, and drop offs). Fortunately as I was hiking with 4 and 2 year old children no one came down but I could imagine a biker flying down the trail and taking us out at any point.

Decided to go on a hike here at the resort before attending a late July wedding. So, for us as resort guests the trail was free.
This is 100% our fault but we ventured in without bug spray and made it about 2 miles up before having to bail and run down a ski slope. I have never in my life been on such a relentlessly buggy trail- it was impossible to breathe without inhaling them in- this could be due to the recent constant rain. Adding to this mild frustration was the fact that we lost the trail, despite having a map, right after we crossed over the ski slope. Essentially we came out of the woods to cut through a cleared out section with a lot of ski equipment and couldn’t figure out where to pick it up again in the woods across the way.
If not for the bugs I think it could have been really great. It was challenging in parts- a few downed trees to climb over and a mix of rocky and smooth terrain. A moderate uphill climb. Glad we tried, and worth it if you’re a guest of the resort- just go prepared with some hardcore deet.

backpacking
6 months ago

Great trail, wish we would have worn long pants though, stinging nettles are everywhere!

birding
6 months ago

We did the Great Oak Nature Trail. This was a Ranger guided night time hike in search of owls. We saw and heard five of them. So exciting. This was a nice trail.

This map is not 100% accurate to the Blue Marsh Multi Use trail.

horseback riding
6 months ago

Great place to ride.

Amazing views!!! My legs were pretty tired by the time we reached mars. Saw some turkeys and a black rat snake along the way.

hiking
7 months ago

Took Lehigh Trail up the mountain- suppose to be longest and most scenic. Amazing views at the top!

Fun trail! There is a cost like some people posted here but it’s for the season and they give you a gift card to spend there. Well worth it. Great variety of terrain and the 5 mile loop is a good distance especially for beginner hikers like us.

hiking
7 months ago

Not hard. The only place I picked up a tick.

on Bear Creek Ski Area

hiking
8 months ago

Did a 4.3 mile loop on this moderate to easy hike. Beautiful hike, great for a hot summer day as it's mostly under the treeline. I was apprehensive about the fee based on other reviews here, but we didn't have to pay anything.

hiking
10 months ago

If you’re going to do this one make sure you start early. Depending on your pace it may take up to 10 hours. You see a little of everything. Thankfully not a ton of rocks like Pa’s AT.

would not recommend in winter as trails go thru the ski slopes. also, they charge to hike trail :-(

hiking
Friday, November 17, 2017

MM5-11 This is a tough trail in the middle of November! And very enjoyable. There are some pretty major hill climbs on this one! My Fitbit clocked it somewhere around 200 flights of stairs. Definitely the toughest terrain so far and also the most difficult trail to follow. Wear your boots and check your map!

hiking
Saturday, November 04, 2017

MM 0-5 today. Pretty smooth for the first 2 1/2 miles then things get rough between three and five so get ready to climb some hills! Nice trail. Follow the white arrows and you’ll be fine and as always, consult your map!

hiking
Sunday, October 29, 2017

I am doing this trail in sections. Today I did mile marker 29 through 26 (yes, I went backwards!) This part of the trail has some fairly significant inclines. I highly suggest that you have a trail map with you. There are a few confusing points but if you have a map then even when you get lost you will know where you are!

If you’re hiking in the rainy season hiking boots and a walking stick are also helpful. The trail is narrow in places and slippery/muddy. There are also lots of exposed rocks.

However, there are a couple spots with some really super views out over the lake! All in all, a very peaceful section but definitely not a casual Sunday stroll. I started from the Stilling Basin stone lot and worked my way back to mile 26.

hiking
Friday, September 01, 2017

Not a fan, broken glass everywhere, unsafe for my dog and people in general.

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Super long day but you hike along the lake, creeks, up and down big hills in a forest setting and through miles of farmland. Get to see a bit of everything. Pay attention at the different roads and side trails, easy to end up off trail for a bit.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Not hiking here, it cost 25 dollars to hike, bike, or disc golf. If you feel like spending 25 dollars for a mediocre day don't follow the directions AllTrails provides. Head to bear creek resort and go straight to the hotel to sign in.

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