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Hiking & Walking: Wyoming > Bridger-Teton National Forest > Greys Rivers Ranger District

Quick Facts

Bear Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,050 Feet (2197.6 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 4,760 Feet (1483.8 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 6,790 Feet (2116.6 Meters)
High Point: 9,300 Feet (2899.0 Meters)
Length: 12 Miles (20.0 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 085
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Park Creek; Rock Lake Peak




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General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: At the road closure on Bear Creek Road #10255.

TRAIL ENDS: At the mouth of North Fork Willow Creek on Willow Creek Road #10080, east of Turnerville.

ATTRACTIONS: This trail crosses the scenic Salt River Range. It accesses Cabin Creek Peak, the Cabin Creek Peak Trail #083 and the Strawberry Creek Trail #084.

NOTE: This trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from the trailhead in Bear Creek to its junction with Strawberry Creek on north side of McDougal Pass.

Directions from Alpine: East End of Trail: Go southeast on Greys River Road #10138 to Bear Creek road #10214. Go west on Bear Creek Road about 1 1/4 mile, then right on Bear Creek Road #10255 to the road closure. The trail leads west up the creek.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Note: This trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from the trailhead in Bear Creek to its junction with Strawberry Creek on north side of McDougal Pass.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Bear Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Note: This trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from the trailhead in Bear Creek to its junction with Strawberry Creek on north side of McDougal Pass.
Yes
ICON Stock Packing Note: This trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from the trailhead in Bear Creek to its junction with Strawberry Creek on north side of McDougal Pass.
Yes
ICON Hunting
Yes
ICON ATV Riding This trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from the trailhead in Bear Creek to its junction with Strawberry Creek on north side of McDougal Pass.
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding This trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from the trailhead in Bear Creek to its junction with Strawberry Creek on north side of McDougal Pass.
Yes



Related Activities
Cabin Creek Peak Trail - Attractions along this trail include the Cabin Creek Peak Fire Lookout, and an excellent view of surrounding mountain ranges from Cabin Creek Peak.

Strawberry Creek Trail - This trail begins at the end of Strawberry Creek Road, east of Bedford, and leads into the Salt River Range, linking to several other trails.

Way Trail - This 49-mile long trail parallels the Greys River along the east side of the Salt River Range. It intersects many other trails making various route combinations possible.

Willow Creek Trail - This trail leads from Willow Creek, into the scenic Salt River Range, to link to the Bear Creek Trail on the Greys River side of the Range.



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