Bear Pen Trail
At A Glance
1.4 mi one-way
Difficulty Rating: 2.84
Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Lowest Elevation: 3930 ft
Highest Elevation: 4600 ft
Climb Total: 670 ft
Blaze Color: Orange
Trail Number: 176
Rides That Use This Trail: Douglas Falls (Big Ivy South Tour), Big Ivy Tour (Coleman Boundary)
Rough trail makes a fun, rocky and muddy downhill connection between the Laurel Gap trail (grassy road) and FR 74. Not that great uphill - there's no real good downhill to connect to unless you come back down this trail. Huge jumps near bottom. A little overgrown with weeds, seldom used. Watch for stinging nettle as it hangs over the trail - if it brushes up against your legs, you'll be itchin' by the time you get to the bottom. Creek crossings. Part of the Douglas Falls and Coleman Boundary Grand Tour best rides.
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