Hikes in the Bear Lake Area

Bear Trail
Distance: 8.4 miles roundtrip
Climb: flat
Difficulty: easy
Usage: heavy
Location: From Bear Lake, locate the trail leaving at Harbor Village.

This gentle, paved trail is a perfect choice for families interested in a leisurely stroll amidst Bear Lake’s beautiful scenery. The trail meanders 4.2 miles from Harbor Village to Ideal Beach. Best months for hiking are May through September.

Limber Pine Trail
Distance: 1 mile loop
Climb: flat
Difficulty: easy
Usage: heavy
Location: Near Bear Lake in Bear Lake State Park

This gentle and popular stroll takes hikers to the famous 2,000-year-old limber pine tree still thriving in the park. Best months for hiking are May through September.

Great Western Trail
Distance: variable
Climb: moderate
Difficulty: moderate
Usage: moderate
Location: The trail passes through the Bear Lake area. Please contact local officials for more information.

The Bear Lake Valley is not only scenic, but it also claims a portion of the Great Western Trail. This extended trek that begins near the Arizona border passes through Bear Lake on its journey to Canada. Best months for hiking are June through August.

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