Dog-friendly Bear Lakes Loop Trail

Bear Lakes Loop Trail

Graeagle, California
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Bear Lakes Loop Trail is a 3.8-mile loop trail located near Blairsden-Graeagle, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until October.

This is the most favored day hike in the region because it overlooks or touches nine mountain lakes. It encompasses varied terrain at an average elevation of 6,600 feet and offers access to the Long Lake Trail. The most scenic overlook is at Silver Lake, a good spot to stop for a picnic lunch.

The trailhead parking lot is above Gold Lake Lodge off Gold Lake Road.

Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• If in off-leash area, keep your dog under voice command
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

Exploring the Sierra Buttes. Photo Credit: @theadventuresofbeezus
Exploring the Sierra Buttes. Photo Credit: @theadventuresofbeezus
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