Bear Lake- Backpacking
A picturesque 5 -mile hike from the Crabtree trailhead. Perfect for beginner backpackers bringing along their dogs.
From the Crabtree Trailhead, you can also take Chewing Gum Trail to get to an elevated view of Bear Lake.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The terrain is sometimes rocky and difficult to maneuver with a big pack. A few steep inclines add to the difficulty of the hike.
Time To Complete
With a heavy weekend pack, you'll likely walk slow, dodging tree roots and big rocks.
Summer, early fall and late spring are the only times to visit Bear Lake. The winter means cold, snow and ice. It's hot, but beautiful in the summertime.
- Coastal Paddling
- Flat Water Paddling
- Food and Drink
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Skiing & Snowboarding
- Trail Running