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Bearwallow Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 3,900 Feet (1215.7 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 1,300 Feet (405.2 Meters)
Length, One-way: 6 Miles (10.0 Kilometers)

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General Description

Bearwallow Trail is a 6 mile easy trail that begins at an elevation of 3,900 feet. The trail begins on Forest Road 18N06.2 and contours the west flank of St. John Mountain. It is a gentle grade passing through chaparral, mixed pine oak and fir. This trail offers excellent views of Snow Mountain, the Middle Fork of Stony Creek Gorge, and Bear Wallow Creek Canyon. A short side trail leads down to Bear Wallow Creek, which contains a population of native rainbow trout. Horseback riding and backpacking permitted.

Directions from Ukiah: Travel 8 miles west on M10, turn right onto road #18N03, travel approximately 2.5 miles to 18N06 and travel approximately 3.5 miles to the Bearwallow Trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Backpacking is available on this trail.
ICON Fishing Rainbow Trout
ICON Hiking & Walking Bearwallow Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Horseback riding is available on this trail.
ICON Plant Identification Chaparral, Pine, Oak, Fir
ICON Viewing Scenery Snow Mountain, Middle Fork of Stony Creek Gorge, Bear Wallow Creek Canyon
ICON Viewing Wildlife Grindstone Ranger District

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Visitor Information:

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543


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